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Get into refereeing in Hertfordshire

Reasons to Referee

There are many reasons why more people are getting into refereeing. It's a great way to be involved in football and there are opportunities for everyone.

For those looking to take it up, refereeing is a way to:

  • Give something back to the game you love
  • Remain involved in the game after injury or retirement
  • Build life skills such as confidence and communication
  • Play a vital role in ensuring players enjoy the game
  • Help increase participation in the sport
  • Meet people and make new friends
Football Referee
Make it official

The FA Basic Referee Course

If you want to qualify as a fully fledged football referee you will need to do The FA Referee Course. This provides candidates with an understanding of the ‘Laws of the Game’ and provides them with the practical skills to be a match official.

Once fully completed, you will be registered as referee and will have obtained a qualification recognised throughout the country.

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Just Starting Out?

The FA Mini Soccer Referee Course

Ideal for those taking their first steps, The FA Mini Soccer Referees Course starts you off in youth football, allowing you to gain valuable experience with younger players.
Should you later wish to move up to 11v11, you then have the option of taking a conversion course.

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Respect - We Only Do Positive


With 65,000 mini soccer and youth football teams playing week in week out across England it is important that we all play our part to ensure it is played in a fun, safe and inclusive environment for all to enjoy.

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