Referee Promotions

The West Riding FA Referees‘ Department wish to encourage and support all referees that apply to participate in the Referee Promotion Scheme.

Once completed the basic referee course every referee has the opportunity shape there own refereeing career. Applying for promotion may involve more modest personal targets, right through to the lofty highs of officiating in the premier league and beyond. Refereeing can now even be a career option.


A match official's ‘level’ is a mark of his/her achievement within refereeing.

New referees start out at level 7 and can progress all the way to level 1…and beyond.

  • Level Y - Youth Referee (qualified referees under 16 years old)
  • Level 7 - Junior County Referee
  • Level 6 –County Referee
  • Level 5 - Senior County Referee
  • Level 4 - Supply League Referee/Contributory League Assistant
  • Level 3 - Contributory League Referee/Panel League Assistant
  • Level 2 - Panel League Referee/Football League Assistant
  • Level 1 - Football League Referee
  • Select Group - FA Premier League Referee
  • FIFA List - International Referee
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.


If you are between the levels of 7 & 5 you can apply for promotion when you register up as a referee via the Whole Game System, if you forgot please contact us

Contact Us


Phone: 0113 282 1222