Rules of The FA WPL


Due to the current situation, all Referee courses are postponed until further notice.

However, with competitive grassroots football returning, take a look at the Referee specific guidance published by The FA.

The FA have confirmed temporary changes to DBS Checks for Referees up to the start of the 2020-21 season. Have a read of the statement below.

Temporary changes to DBS Checks

Have a read of the latest update regarding Gloucestershire FA staff here.

interested in refereeing? download, complete and return the form and we'll be in touch. download the form here.

Become a Referee

Thinking of becoming a referee?

  • Refereeing is a great way to be involved in football
  • There are opportunities for everyone
  • Remain active in the game following injury or retirement
  • Make new and lasting friends within the game
  • Play a huge role in ensuring the players enjoy their match day experience
FA Grassroots Referees

                                                Development & Courses

                                                            Gloucestershire FA want to support all referees to progress their skills to their full potential.

                                                                     We offer development opportunities for officials at all stages of their journey;

                                                             from those looking to become qualified referees to those climbing the promotion ladder.

For more information please feel free to get in contact with Referee Development Officer, Roger Vaughan

on 01454 615 888 or

FA Referee Course

The FA Basic Referee Course

The first crucial step to developing as a referee
Gloucestershire FA Referee Shirt

The FA Mini Soccer Referees Course

Start your refereeing career
Mini Soccer Referees Course

The FA Mini Soccer Referees Conversion Course

Gloucestershire FA Referee

The FA Futsal Referee Course

The first crucial step to developing as a futsal referee
A helping Hand

RefereeingĀ Support

Our referees are recruited, trained and examined to enable a smooth grassroots operation.  As they gain experience further opportunities are provided to aid their development and progression.  Appointments are made to adult and youth County Cup ties, together with games in certain FA competitions.
The FA Core pyramid for Referees

The FA Core Pyramid

Refereeing in numbers for 2017-18

2017 - 2018