Become a Referee
Thinking of becoming a referee?
- Refereeing is a great way to be involved in football
- There are opportunities for everyone
- Remain active in the game following injury or retirement
- Make new and lasting friends within the game
- Play a huge role in ensuring the players enjoy their match day experience
Guidance on dealing with discrimination
We all want football to be as welcoming as possible. Everyone at every level of the game should have an enjoyable experience participating in our national sport. Referees play a vital role in this work, partly by sanctioning any discriminatory words and/or actions. But what exactly is discrimination, what actions should you take and where does your responsibility begin and end?
This guide aims to answer these questions – and more. It also provides advice on how to manage situations when discrimination sadly occurs.
Check out some inspirational refereeing stories from individuals in West Riding.