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University Transfers

Continue refereeing at University

Every season thousands of referees up and down the country leave home and start their time at university.

This can often be in an unfamiliar area and county - so whether you are entering or leaving the county, at Hertfordshire FA we want to make this life changing transition as easy as possible by supporting your refereeing.

Continuing refereeing with a new County FA offers students a fantastic opportunity to integrate both within the local football community and university life. Refereeing also provides an income to support studies and social activities.

This process is remarkably simple… even if you're moving from one end of the country to the other!

Moving to Hertfordshire

Referees moving to study in Hertfordshire have a wide range of opportunities available in the grassroots game and the university sports scene. Once you have confirmed your move we will be able to affiliate you with Hertfordshire FA.

The process is as easy as one email or phone call - to discuss the options available or arrange affiliation please contact Referee Development Officer, Phil Sharp.

Leaving Hertfordshire

Referees that plan to leave Hertfordshire to study in other parts of the country will also need to go through the simple process of affiliating with their new County FA. Once this has been complete it will just be a case of carrying on with refereeing as normal.

To chat through the easiest way to carry on refereeing in other counties please contact Referee Development Officer, Phil Sharp.

University Transfer FAQs

There are two referee societies in Hertfordshire, they meet once a month and discuss referee issues and welcome new members. One is in Welwyn Garden City (local to the Herts Sports Village at Hatfield) and the other is in Hemel Hempstead. Please contact Charlie Willson for further details: chasrw183@gmail.com

Yes of course, especially if you are going home at anytime. As long as you are a registered referee you can referee anywhere in England
Referees only need to register with their parent county (where they live) each season but can apply (Through the registration process on WGS) or ask another County FA to register them for free as an Associate Member
Contact The County FA RDO who will give you the details of the RDO's where you will be studying. Make contact with them directly to assist you with refereeing whilst you are staying there. If you need to transfer to the other County FA please advise Hertfordshire Referee Development Officer, Phil Sharp.
Contact Phil Sharp - Hertfordshire FA RDO, who will assist you with refereeing whilst you are staying here. If you are not registered you will be asked to contact your parent county FA and register with them and request associate membership with Hertfordshire FA or ask your parent county to transfer your FAN records to Hertfordshire FA and register with us

Either contact The Hertfordshire FA RDO about this and you will be emailed the full list of contacts or download the contact list here. You can then contact any suitable Leagues directly yourself if you wish.

Get In Touch

If you have a question please get in touch, we are here to help

By Phone:

01462 677622
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

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