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Returning to Refereeing

getting back involved in refereeing

You might have had a break from refereeing and it’s great that you’re thinking about getting back involved.  

Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA are here to support you and we can help you find the best opportunity to get involved in.

This page will provide you with information about re-registering, finding opportunities, and the support that is available to you.


Get in touch

Danny Guest
Referee Development Officer

07704 170918

referee registration

All referees can register via the Whole Game System.  You will need your email address (or FAN number) and password to log in.  If you don't have this information to hand, please get in touch and we can provide it.

Before you re-register ensure that you meet FA safeguarding requirements;

In date FA DBS (if officiating under 18s football)
FA Safeguarding for All (free online module, valid for two years) OR FA Safeguarding Children Workshop (valid for three years)

To check whether you've already got these qualifications you can log in to your own account via the Whole Game System and clicking on 'My Account'. 

In you have not registered for several seasons you may need to complete some additional learning which include the FA Online Laws of the Game and FA Sin Bin Online Guide.  If you have not officiated for over five seasons, please get in touch with us for further information. 


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