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 and live inside the county boundary.

Are you looking to increase your fitness, earn money or progress up the refereeing ladder? Maybe you just want to stay involved in the game after a long playing career? These are just a few of the reasons why people of all ages, genders, races and abilities are getting into refereeing.

Find out more information below on where you should start your journey as a referee.

Aged 14 or 15?

If you are aged 14 or 15 and interested in becoming a referee we strongly advise that you complete The FA Mini-Soccer Referee Course before enrolling onto the full course.

Mini Soccer is for U10 players and below. We organise Mini Soccer Referee Courses throughout the season based on interest received.

To register your interest in becoming a Mini Soccer Referee please complete the form via the link below.

Once enough interest is received, we will contact you by email with details of the courses available.

Aged 16+?

If you are aged 16+ you can still start in Mini Soccer if you wish, just complete the Expression of Interest form above.

 If you want to go straight into 9v9/11v11 football, you will need to attend an Introduction Evening prior to booking onto a full Referee Course.

Introduction Evenings are informal sessions 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.

Please follow the link below to view upcoming Introduction Evenings.

other information

Click below to download our Parent Guide to Refereeing


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