Get into Refereeing

Make a difference to the game

Reasons to Referee

For current and potential officials, refereeing is a great way to:

  • Give something back to the game you love
  • Remain active in the game after injury or retirement
  • Play a vital role in ensuring players enjoy the game
  • Make new and lasting friends
  • There are opportunities and formats for everyone
  • Play a huge role in ensuring the players, and supporters, enjoy their match day experience
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answers to your frequently asked questions


Simply fill out our expression of interest form below these questions and we will be in touch once courses are set up

Expression of interest form

The minimum age to book a Referee Course is 14 years old.

The full Referees course is £130



Phone: 0121 357 4278




Initial Training

The FA Basic Referee Course

The FA Referees Course is designed for anyone aged 14 and up who wants to join the tens of thousands of referees who operate week in week out on local parks, throughout the English football pyramid, up to those who officiate The FA Cup Final and on the International stage.