Referee Registration 2023-24

The Registration portal is now live for GFA match officials

Referee Registration for 2023/24 season is now live and available to GFA match officials.

The short online re-registration process on the unique Referee Registration portal allows you to update your contact details, complete an equality/diversity form and state the types of football you would like to cover.

The cost of Registration to Gloucestershire FA remains at £20.00 for the season.

It is important Referees meet the required Safeguarding standards and have in-date qualifications. If your qualification is no longer in-date please follow the link below to complete the FA's Safeguarding For All course. The online course provides a basic overview of how to safeguard children, looking specifically at best practice, poor practice, and abuse topics. If you are under 18, the course will explain how to safeguard yourself. This course is the perfect place to start if you have not done a Safeguarding qualification before.

Referees within youth football must have an in-date DBS and an in-date one of the following safeguarding education courses:

  • Safeguarding for All,
  • Safeguarding Children Course, or Safeguarding recertification

If a referee has an existing in-date safeguarding workshop (Face-2-Face workshop) this will allow them to register as a referee.

  • 14-15 years old should complete the FA's 'Safeguarding for All'

The FA’s Safeguarding Courses Page

Bluefin Sport, our appointed insurance broker, provide insurance to clubs, teams, leagues and match officials with insurance products tailored to the needs of grassroots football. Referees have the option to purchase Group Personal Accident Insurance (GPAI) at a price of £5.00. Further details are shown in the Summary of Benefits Brochure and be downloaded at the foot of the page.

Referees can also opt to participate in the Gloucestershire FA Benevolent Fund by making a voluntary donation. The Fund provides some financial support to those injured whilst officiating and suffering a loss of income.

This is all available on the Registration portal, please follow the link below to begin your registration today.


Click here to find further guidance from the FA Grassroots Technology Hub or download the Step-by-step guide document below.

Step by Step Guide

In order for 14 and 15 year old referees to register, they will need to ensure their parents/carers have given them permission. Parents can find out how to give consent by looking at the guidance produced by the FA.

Providing consent for a 14 or 15 year old referee

It’s important to remember that if you have not registered you should not officiate in League fixtures, competitions, tournaments or friendly matches until you have completed the process.