FA Grassroots Referees

Make a difference to the game

Get into refereeing

Reasons to Referee

If your thinking of picking up the whistle or flag, remember these refereeing is a great way to:

  • Great way to stay involved in the game
  • Opportunities for everyone to get involved
  • Make new and long lasting friendships in football
  • Play a huge part in ensuring our game is kept great
Mark Haywood
Initial Training

The FA Basic Referee Course

Looking to start refereeing? This is the start for you

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.

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