Qualified Referees

We have approximately 45 registered referees who officiate in matches organised by ourselves and local leagues.

Without these referees football would not be what it is today. It is with this in mind that Westmorland County FA takes the training and support of our referees very seriously. If you are interested in becoming a referee, please contact us so that we can provide further information and guidance.

All referees are classified as follows:

International (1)
Referees who are on the FIFA List of Referees.

Level 1
Referees selected by The FA to serve on the Referees’ panel of the National List (Premier and Football Leagues).

Level 2
Referees selected by The FA to serve on the Panel List (Blue Square Premier, Football League Reserve and Premier League Reserve Leagues). In addition, Level 2 Referees will serve as Assistant Referees on either the Premier League or Football League.

Level 3
Referees selected to officiate as a referee on the National List of Contributory Leagues (eg Blue Square North League, Unibond League, North West Counties League). In addition, Level 3 officials will serve as Assistant Referees on either the Premier League, Football League or Panel Leagues.

Level 4
Referees selected to officiate as a referee on a Supply League (Lancashire League, North West Counties Division 2 or West Lancashire League Premier Division). In addition Level 4 officials will serve as Assistant Referees on the Contributory Leagues.

Level 5
Senior County Referees. This classification includes referees who have served at a higher level. Where a referee has achieved a level higher than Level 5 and is then not retained, the referee is to be classified as a Level 5, with the option of further promotion in the normal way or until a status of non-active is declared by the individual.

Level 6
County referees (local football referee)

Level 7
Junior referees not in Level 8 or below (local football referee)

Level 8
Youth referee (under 16)

Level 9
Trainee referee. These are referees who have completed the basic training course and passed the examinations who have yet to complete their 6 match record of achievement.

Level 10
Non-active referees

For further information, please email Info@WestmorlandFA.com  

Advice for Newly Qualified Referee