Referee with players

Special offer for new Referees in Rotherham

Sarah Wood
Discounted Referee Course Available

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for people who want to referee adult football in Rotherham.  Working in partnership with the Rotherham Sunday League, who appoint referee’s Sunday football in Rotherham, the league are offering potential new referees a bursary towards a course. 

Course Details

Price:  £80 for candidates committed to the Rotherham Sunday League (£120 for other candidates)

Introduction: 3rd Sep, 6.30pm-8.30pm at Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA
Day 1:  22nd Sep, 9am-1pm at Parkgate Astro
Day 2:  29th Sep, 9am-1pm at Parkgate Astro
Day 3:  6th Oct, 9am-1pm at Parkgate Astro
Day 4:  13th Oct, 9am-1pm at Parkgate Astro
Examination: 22nd Oct, 6.30-8pm at Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA

Book on the course here

We spoke with local referee Craig Holland; 

"I’ve officiated on Rotherham & District Sunday League for over 5 seasons now and this was my first experience of refereeing.  This league was my way in to the wider refereeing world and gave me first-hand knowledge of dealing with players and club officials. It’s a great place to learn and develop in terms of communication and vital man management skills that are essential if you wish to progress further within the game”.

‘Remaining part of the game’ is the most common reason why our referees decided to take up the whistle.  Being able to put your boots on, on a Sunday morning and help others enjoy a game of football is well worth it.  Teamwork and fitness are just a few of the other reasons why people enjoy being part of the referee team.  

“Meeting players, having constructive discussions before, during and after a game, and controlling a match” Referee, aged 55-64 yrs old

“Exercise, interaction with players/officials, and feeling that I have positively contributed to the game” Referee, 35-44 yrs old

“Being involved in football, exercise, and the challenge of the game” Referee, aged 25-34 yrs old.

For further information about the course please contact Craig Grundy on 0114 261 5509.