Make a difference to the game
Becoming a Referee
Traditionally the route most will take is the Basic Referees’ Course in order to qualify for 11v11 and 9v9 football. However, alternatives are available for those looking for a qualification towards GCSE’s, Duke of Edinburgh Awards and for different formats of the game (e.g. Futsal, Mini Soccer, Small Sided).
The FA's Respect programme provides a series of tools for leagues, clubs, coaches, players and parents from grassroots to elite football - to help ensure a safe, positive environment in which to play the game.