National referee strategy
In July 2023, The FA launched an ambitious new strategy for grassroots refereeing in England, providing a clear direction for the future of officiating over the next three years and beyond.
Development & Courses
We offer development opportunities for officials at all stages of their journey - from those looking to become qualified referees, to those climbing the promotion ladder.
To view further information about the Referee Course, please click here.
Our referees are recruited, trained and examined to enable a smooth grassroots operation. As they gain experience further opportunities are provided to aid their development and progression.
Appointments are made to adult and youth County Cup ties, together with games in certain FA competitions.