FA Grassroots Referees

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​Get into refereeing in Worcestershire

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Become a referee

To become a referee with Worcestershire FA you must be at least 14 years old, live inside the county boundary and attend an Introduction Evening before booking onto a course.

Are you looking to increase your fitness, earn money or progress up the refereeing ladder? Maybe you just simply want to understand why certain refereeing decisions are made? These are just a few of the reasons why people of all ages, genders, races and abilities are getting into refereeing.

If you're still in the browsing stage, come along to one of our Introduction Evenings to find out more information. 

Worcestershire FA currently offers courses for anyone wishing to become a qualified 9v9/11v11 referee which then allows them to officiate in youth and/or adult football.

Referee Introduction evening

The first step towards becoming a referee is to enrol onto an Introduction Evening. These informal evenings are designed to allow learners to ask as many questions as they like before spending their money on the full course. Learners will also be able to understand the support on offer to match officials as well as the referee pathway for those who wish to progress. Come along to an Introduction Evening to find out more!

Book onto 

The fa basic referee course

Once you've attended our Introduction Evening, you'll be able to book onto the FA Referees Course.

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.


You need to book onto an introduction evening - click here.

Yes. All affiliated referees can only register once they have this qualification.

All referees aged 16+ must have the FA DBS check if they wish to referee youth football.
Click here for guidance.

Get In Touch

Phone: 01905 827137 (ext.208)
(8:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday)

Email: referees@worcestershirefa.com