Sian Massey-Ellis

Development & Courses

Further your knowledge

Being a Referee is...

From building your self-confidence to helping fulfil your dreams, there are a host of reasons to pick up the whistle.

being a referee
women's refereeing pathway

Womens Refereeing Pathway

If you are interested in the Women's Refereeing Pathway, watch this video. If you have any further questions, get in touch with our Referee Development Officer via



We have been working behind the scenes to improve and update the Referee section on the website, making it your first stop for the latest news and information.

For the 2023/24 season, you can view our Referee Training calendar on the website. As the season progresses, we will regularly populate the calendar - make sure to keep an eye out for the updates.

Lee Probert
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.