Ever tried playing a game of football without a referee?
It's difficult, right...?

Referees are crucial to the game of football, all the way from youth leagues on a Sunday morning to the FA Cup Final.

Westmorland County FA are dedicated to recruiting, producing, training and developing a highly motivated and talented workforce of FA qualified referees in the county.  We want every game of football to be an enjoyable experience and realise that referees make a big contribution to this. 

We are here to help both existing referees and those thinking of becoming a referee.

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
FA Grassroots Referees

Development & Courses

Westmorland County FA work hard to develop referees offering opportunities to progress to what ever level you aspire too!
A helping Hand

RefereeingĀ Support

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.