Female referees at an event at St. George's Park

Get into Refereeing

MORE AND MORE PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, GENDERS, RACES AND ABILITIES ARE GETTING INTO REFEREEING

Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA deliver local referee courses across the local area.  You can get involved in our referee courses from the age of 14 years old.  Each year we deliver at least one course per month, training around 1000 referees per year. 

WHAT TO EXPECT AT A COURSE?

Courses are delivered by FA Referee Tutors.  The course will introduce you to the Laws of the Game and their application delivered through theory and practical elements, outlining the skills required to operate as a match official in grassroots football.

Get in touch

Aaron Bannister
Referee Development Officer

07704 170918

Before booking on to a course 

You must have completed the ‘Online Guide to the Laws of the Game’. This is a compulsory requirement of the FA Referee Course and is free of charge. In order to access the course you will need to log in with an existing FA account or create a new account. Please ensure that the information on the account is accurate to the learner.
 
You must have completed the relevant Online Safeguarding training. Please see the details of which course to access below. 

Learners who are 14/15 years old - Complete free 1 hour Safeguarding For All (valid for two years)

All other learners who are 16+ - Complete the Online Safeguarding Children Course (£30) (valid for two years with continual free recertification) 

If you plan on officiating in youth football (and are aged 16+) you will require an in date FA DBS.
 
All learners (and parents/guardians of under 18 learners) must also read the 'Course Guide' which you will find below.

All learners who are under the age of 18 must complete and submit a parental consent form at the time of booking.

All learners must book on to the course using their own FAN number and details. 

View available course dates

Related Articles

View All