Make a difference to the game
Get into refereeing
Reasons to Referee
- Easy way to earn money.
- Great way to meet new people.
- Helps you remain involved in the game.
- Improves fitness.
- Good for developing social skills.
- Improving confidence.
- Access to a FAN, enabling you to buy England tickets and more.
- Promotional offers for kit and equipment.
- Chance to gain FA qualifications.
- Opportunity to be promoted to higher refereeing levels and officiate at the upper echelons of the game.
- Contacts with professional clubs including Arsenal and Charlton.
The FA Basic Referee Course
The Basic Refereeing Course provides you with all the tools to begin your refereeing career. Comprising of six units to cover both theoretical and practical aspects of refereeing, this is perfect for those aspiring to an officiating career.
The FA's Respect programme provides a series of tools for leagues, clubs, coaches, players and parents from grassroots to elite football - to help ensure a safe, positive environment in which to play the game.