Make a difference to the game
Get into refereeing
Reasons to Referee
Whether you aspire to referee a World Cup Final or help out your local youth or adult leagues, every journey is different.
By becoming a qualified referee you will:
- Make new and lasting friends
- Earn money for being a match official
- Have the chance to stay active following injury / retirement
- Develop a greater understanding of football
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.