Referee Support from Hertfordshire FA

Training & Workshops

Develop Your Refereeing Skills

From local football on a Sunday morning to the FA Cup Final, all football needs referees

With nearly 1000 registered referees officiating across Hertfordshire, we want to support all referees to progress their skills to their full potential.

Anyone can become a referee too - whether you're a footy mad youngster looking for a career in football, or an older player wanting to give something back after you've hung your boots up - all that's required is a genuine passion for the game.

Hertfordshire FA offers a range of programmes for new and existing referees.

For volunteer match officials

Club Workshops

Hertfordshire FA offer educational workshops for parents, coaches and managers to gain an understanding of what’s required to be a club referee. We offer workshops for volunteers that ‘step-up’ when no registered officials are available.

Club Linesman’s Workshop

  • Correct Flag signals
  • Ball in/out play?
  • Foul Throws!
  • Duration: 2 hours

Club Referee Workshop

  • Basic introduction to refereeing a football match.

Booking Form

Referee CPD in Hertfordshire.

Continuing your development.

The goal of our Referee CPD programme is to train and retain referees to ensure that every official in the county has the opportunity to access regular training and support from Hertfordshire FA.

We will be hosting 4 CPD events in the county during the 2017-18 season aimed at giving qualified officials the chance to learn.To register your interest in attending a CPD event, please contact Hertfordshire FA Referee Development Officer, Phil Sharp:

  • Changes to the ‘Laws of the Game’
  • How to interpret new rules
  • Best practice for pitch inspections
  • Advice from officials in the professional games
  • Fitness programmes

Get in touch

Referee Training & Development FAQs

Yes, Hertfordshire FA's Referee Development Officer - Phil Sharp used to be a Premier League and FIFA Assistant Referee. Phil runs such a workshop, through Clubs and Leagues that anyone aged 16+ can attend. Please contact for more information.

It is easier to run a Get Into Refereeing workshop to start with for the students to get an idea how many are interested to attend a course and then commit to actively referee matches. Please contact Referee Development Officer - Phil Sharp with your requirements

Yes, our website has a specific Laws of the Game section here. The Laws is updated each new season, not only for referees but for coaches, players and parents also.

Get In Touch 

Anyone with further questions should contact Phil Sharp, Referee Development Officer at Hertfordshire FA


01462 650220 (Weekdays: 9am-5pm)


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