Become a Referee
Thinking of becoming a referee?
- Refereeing is a great way to be involved in football
- There are opportunities for everyone
- 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 enjoy their match day experience
- START YOUR CAREER AS A REFEREE
- LEARN THE LAWS OF THE GAME
- UNDERSTAND AND DEVELOP KNOWLEDGE OF REFEREEING
- JOIN THE SHCFA ACADEMY
- START YOUR PROMOTION JOURNEY
- EARN MONEY FOR YOUR WORK
Development & CoursesSHCFA want to support all referees to progress their skills to their full potential.
If you want to get into refereeing, SHCFA delivers the FA Referee Course. If you're a newly qualified referee, you can apply to join the our Referee Academy, while the more experienced officials can put themselves to the test in the SHCFA Referee Promotion Scheme.
A helping Hand
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.