Make a difference to the game
Get into refereeing
Reasons to Referee
Have you got what it takes? Are you up for the challenge? Could you manage and control 22 players?
Why not become a Referee?
Refereeing is one of the most challenging and rewarding roles in football.
- 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, and supporters, enjoy their match day experience
The FA Basic Referee Course
Want to become a referee? Westmorland County FA run regular referee training courses for anyone wanting to become a referee in the 11-a-side game both in youth and adult football.
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.