FA Grassroots Referees

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
Sian Massey-Ellis
Initial Training

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.

want to find out more information!


Apart from the initial training course to become a referee, which is 20 hours, it is up to you how many games and how often choose to referee - there is no minimum commitment.

To become a Referee you have to be 14 years old, but it is never to late to, if your playing days are coming to an end but you want to remain in the game Westmorland County FA are always looking for new Referees

The current cost are £65.00 for under 16's and £100.00 for over £16's this includes all course costs, resources and equipment but not uniform.  Additionally there is an annual registration cost of £20.00

Get in Touch         

By Phone: 01539 730946
(9am - 4pm Monday - Friday)                    

By Email: 

The FA Respect


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.

The Latest News for Referees

View All