Female Referee Development

We are committed to developing female referees in our County, and have established a strong network of female match officials.

The Female Referee Development Group is led by Jane Sims, a Women’s FIFA and Level 2B referee.

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 training followed by a classroom session on many aspects of the game.

"I've been refereeing local football for 2 years now and as a young referee I am so appreciative of being able to access the experience of Jane, and other referees who have been involved for many years. I'd encourage anyone with an interest in refereeing to get in touch, it's a really great opportunity to develop in a constructive and positive environment" - Lucy Haskell, Female Referee Development Group Member.

New members are welcome, regardless of age or experience. For more information and to find out details of the next meeting click here to email our referee development team.