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Female Only Referee Course

Are you ready to take up the whistle?

As part of our Female Game Development Group we are committed to developing all areas of the female game, including increasing the number of female officials.

In line with the Women’s World Cup promotions in 2019 we were delighted to support 16 new females through their referee course.

With less than 500 days to the UEFA Women’s Euros, we have a fantastic opportunity for women and girls to start their refereeing journey with Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA.  At a subsided rate of £80 you can join our female-only course, delivered by local referee and FA tutor Natasha Wilson. 

In addition to a reduction in costs we will also support female referees with paid deployment opportunities within the female game and Regional Talent Club games post full course completion.

Course Overview

The course provides an introduction to officiating 11v11 and 9v9 football. The course will introduce learners to The Laws of Association Football and their application, delivered through theory and practical elements and focusing on the knowledge, skills and attributes required to operate safely and effectively in grass roots football.

You will also cover a mixture of theory and practical activities;

- Effective communication

- Positioning and movement

- Penalty kick and free kick management

- Managing re-starts

- Advantage

- Managing players

- Recognising and dealing with foul challenges

- Cautioning and sending-off procedure

- Offside

- Dealing with substitutions

- Dealing with injuries

Course Details



6:30-8:00 pm

Workshop 1



Workshop 2






St George’s Park Thorncliffe, Sheffield

All learners must be aged 14 years old or over at the start of the course.

Qualified referees are able to identify their own referee opportunities; however support will be available to help signpost you to the most appropriate opportunity. 

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For further information about the course please contact Sheffield FA.