Referee Female

Female Referee Development Group

Female only Specialist Referee Group In West Riding 

The Female Referee Development Group is led by Jane Sims (Women’s FIFA and Level 2B referee) and Mark Haywood (West Riding RDO). With a focus on developing match officials for the female game, the group will help referees highlight best practice and allow members to share their experiences of the game.

During meetings, which take place quarterly, members will undergo fitness/practical training one to one coaching as well as classroom sessions covering many different aspects of the game. With increased population and interest into the women's game, the female development group provides specific support networks and valuable mentoring systems to assist female referees a supported pathway into the female

The FA Respect


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.


Females operating at any level can register to join the Female only development group, Please contact us for information about the next meeting

The meetings are held every 3 months at West Riding FA, Fleet Lane

Contact Us


Phone: 0113 282 1222

Monday-Friday 09:00 -16:30