Rules of The FA WPL


Take a look at the new online Laws of the Game guide. It will help you understand and improve your understanding of the Laws using video demonstrations and activities.

The guide is for individuals who are interested in becoming a referee and would like to enrol on future courses. Individuals must complete this learning before then attending the FA’s new face-to-face training course. We have courses being arranged to take place in June and July.

Interested in going on an upcoming course? Click here to complete the expression of interest form and we'll be in touch!


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


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The FA Basic Referee Course

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
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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