Make a difference to the game
Get into refereeing
Reasons to Referee
Ever wondered if you could take up the whistle?
Think you can lead from the front and make the tough decisions?
Refereeing is a great way to:
- Give something back to the game you love
- 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, and supporters, enjoy their match day experience
- Increase participation in the sport
In order to attend our referee courses you will need to take part in an online introduction evening. This is relevant for potential course attendees and their parents if aged Under 18.
The Introductory Workshop will provide referees with experiences of different formats of the game, along with outlining opportunities available as a potential new referee.
Once you've decided your preferred referee route, your referee career may only be a few weeks away.
The FA Referee Course
If you want to qualify as a football referee you will need to do the FA Referee Training Course.
The FA Referee Course provides candidates with an understanding of the 'Laws of the Game', along with practical elements to equip match officials.
Once you have completed the course and registered as a referee with Gloucestershire FA, you will have a qualification recognised throughout England.