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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
Taking the first step

The FA Guide to the Laws of the Game

This new online course is now the official first step towards becoming a referee, but whatever your role in football, the Guide will help improve your understanding of the Laws of the Game.

What’s more it’s open to anyone age 14+ and is completely free of charge

Learn more here

Make it official

The FA Referee Course

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

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

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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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