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Referee Awards

Gloucestershire FA presents three annual Referee Awards that look to recognise match officials who have shown exemplary commitment to refereeing.

Match officials can be nominated throughout the season with winners being announced alongside the Grassroots Football Awards.

The three referee award categories are:

  • Young Referee of the Year (Under 25 years old)
  • Female Referee of the Year
  • FA Long Service Award (25, 40 and 50 years service). Click here to begin a nomination application for the FA Long Service Award.

Individuals can also nominate match officials for the England Football & Grassroots Football Match Official of the Year award. The nomination window for the England Football & Grassroots Football Awards open around spring (March/April).

The GFA will provide details on how to nominate match officials for either the Young Referee or the Female Referee of the Year  later in the season.

For further information, please get in touch using the details below.


Anyone can nominate a referee for consideration. Match Officials will be contacted directly near the end of the season and asked for their nomination. Additionally, you can nominate in writing and submit it to us by emailing

Yes, but not in consecutive seasons.

The successful winners will have:
  • Shown consistent availability
  • Have an exemplary record
  • Participated in off-field activities to support colleagues
  • Support and attend GFA training events

The awards will be presented to the winners at the annual Gloucestershire FA  Awards Evening, which usually takes place at the end of the season (end of June or early July) each year.

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