Gloucestershire FA Referee

Referee Promotion Application Window Now Open for 2020-21

We are inviting applications for promotion from current Level 7, 6 and 5 Referees

WE CAN NOW ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM REFEREES CURRENTLY AT LEVEL 7, 6 AND 5 FOR PROMOTION TO THE LEVEL ABOVE.

If you wish to be considered for promotion the following criteria apply:

  • Be aged 16 or over (must be a current Level 7 referee as a minimum)
  • Have already officiated in at least 20 games of 11 v 11 football of which 15 matches must be in open-aged male or female football
  • Apply before 1 August 2020

To find out more, please view the online Glos FA Handbook via the links below. If you have any other questions, please send a message to Support@GloucestershireFA.com.

In summary, the key promotion criteria are:

Level 7-6 & 6-5

  • Must referee at least 20 games of open age (adult) 11 v 11 football (male or female)
  • Be observed on at least 3 of those games by a Glos FA Observer to help you achieve the standard required
  • Must attend a local promotion seminar and pass an exam on the Laws of the Game
  • Must act as an assistant referee on at least 5 Supply League games (Toolstation Western League or Hellenic League Division 1) or U18 Academy games

Level 5-4

  • Must referee at least 20 games of open age (adult) 11 v 11 football (male or female)
  • Act as assistant referee on at least 10 games on a Supply League or U18 Academy
  • Must attend an FA seminar and pass an exam on the Laws of the Game
  • Should be observed 5 times as a referee to help you achieve the standard required
  • Must pass a fitness test running at least 2600 metres in 12 minutes and take 2x 50 metre sprints in 7.5 seconds.
  • Be available on both Saturday and midweek to officiate in a higher level of football
 

If you decide to apply for promotion, please follow the link below and complete the online form. An application fee of £10 will be required, but you can apply to have this fee refunded once you fully complete the promotion process, whether you are successful or not.

Supporting referees through the promotion process involves a lot time and commitment by volunteers and the refundable fee is a way of demonstrating your commitment to progressing to a higher level.

Click below to apply.

Referee Promotion Application

Good Luck!