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Get Into Refereeing

with Worcestershire FA

Refereeing can be challenging but also very rewarding. With fantastic support mechanisms, opportunities to develop and a clear pathway to higher levels of the game, there has never been a better time to be a referee.

Once you have completed the course with Worcestershire FA, we guarantee to provide you with a mentor who will watch some of your matches and provide you with support.

Details of how to become a referee, as well as our upcoming courses, 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 on the image below to download.


Learners must live in Worcestershire 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, you need to email

In your email please state your full name and date of birth so that we can check the qualifications are showing on your profile

Please note: If you are aged 16 or over, you will also need to complete a DBS Check

Step 4: Attend The FA Referee Course (click here to see our upcoming course dates)

Step 5: Referee at least 5 matches to complete the qualification

If you have any questions, you can email us:

Click on the image below to download our Trainee Referee Guide
Click the image below to download our Trainee Referee Guide Trainee Referee Guide