Be Part of the Journey
Give something back to the game you love or remain involved in the game after injury or retirement. Play a vital role in ensuring players enjoy the game and increase participation in the sport. Make new and lasting friends whilst keeping fit and healthy. Refereeing can be a potential career for those who wish to progress to the top.
To get started, enrol on a course with your local County Football Association.
Your Journey as a Referee
What does the course entail?
The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) is the organisation responsible for managing and training professional match officials in the top tier competitions in England, from the Premier League to National League, Barclays Womens Super League and Championship.
Report discrimination in football: Speak up, take action and make a difference
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Respect the Referee
Show Respect, Support the Referee: A key to a fair and enjoyable game for all.
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The Referee Recognition Awards 2023
Nominate a referee who’s impressed you this season, and they could carry home one of 12 national awards in the first ever national Referee Recognition Awards!
Rules & Regulations
Stay Informed, Follow the Rules: Essential for a safe and fair game for all players.
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FA Refereeing Strategy: 2023-26
The FA has launched an ambitious new strategy for grassroots refereeing in England, providing a clear direction for the future of officiating over the next three years and beyond.
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Get Started as a Referee - Find a Course
To get started on your journey to be a referee, select your local County Football Association for the list below to view course availability.
Frequently Asked Questions