Hertfordshire referees can re-register for the 2021-22 season from 14 June 2021
We encourage all referees to register as early as possible in order to be ready for the resumption of football, as anyone taking games (including friendlies and tournaments) after 1st July will need to have completed their registration for the new season first.
The easiest way to complete this process is online, via The FA's Whole Game System (WGS), which can be found through the link at the bottom of the page. All referees that registered last season, including all new referees, should have access to the WGS system to do this.
The Whole Game System provides referees at all levels with a comprehensive online administration package, with some appointing and discipline reporting being directed through the portal. This means referees at grassroots level enjoy many of the online processes currently available to colleagues operating at the highest levels of the game.
Through WGS you can update your personal details and manage your record as a referee, renew your registration, and pay the registration fee.
From the 2021-22 season onwards all referees will require a safeguarding qualification. If you currently hold a safeguarding Children qualification and it is due to expire within 6 months you can access The FA's Safeguarding Children Recertification online (free of charge until end of June 2021).
If you do not currently hold a safeguarding qualification or it expired more than 6 months ago, you will need to complete The FA Safeguarding Children Course if you are over 16 years of age, or The FA Safeguarding for All if you are under 16 (valid for 2021/22 season only).
Ready to register?
In order to register for the new season you must have:
- Registered within the last two seasons
- Completed an FA DBS check (if aged 16 or over) and have the necessary safeguarding children requirements
- Have a debit or credit card
You access WGS using your FAN number and password. Please follow this guide to help you through the registration process.
We urge all referees to use this system to re-register online, as WGS is also the online process to submit misconduct reports to the County FA.
Log in to Whole Game System
Providing Consent for a Youth Referee
Please be aware that 14 and 15 year old referees who are going through the referee registration process will need to ensure their parents/carers have given them permission in Account Management first.
For details of how to do this you can download this guidance document.