Get Into Refereeing
Refereeing can be challenging but also very rewarding. With fantastic support mechanisms, opportunities to develop and a clear individual pathway to higher levels of the Men’s and Women’s game, there has never been a better time to be a referee.
Upon completion of the Referees Course with Worcestershire FA, we guarantee to provide you with a dedicated mentor who will watch some of your early matches and provide you with support and specific development.
Details of how to become a referee can be found below. We ask that you (and your parent/carer if you are aged under 18) read our Trainee Referee Guide before starting your journey. Click here to download the guide.
HOW DO I BECOME A REFEREE?
Learners must live in the Worcestershire region and be aged 14 or over to become a referee.
Step 1: Click here to complete The FA Guide to the Laws of the Game
Step 2: Click here to complete The FA Safeguarding Children Course (or Safeguarding For All Course if under 16)
Step 3: After you have completed Step 1 and Step 2, email firstname.lastname@example.org
In your email please state your full name and date of birth so that we can check the qualifications are showing on your profile
Step 4: Attend The FA Referee Course
Step 5: Referee at least 5 matches to complete the qualification (and register them with WFA)
Please note: If you are aged 16 or over, you will also need to complete a DBS Check