Worcestershire FA affiliated grassroots referees

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.


Worcestershire FA affiliated grassroots refereesLearners 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 referees@worcestershirefa.com 

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



If you would like to get into refereeing, or have any questions, please contact Jack Shepherd in our Development Team:

By Phone: 01905 827137 ext. 204
By Email: referees@worcestershirefa.com

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