As part of our ongoing support for refereeing across the county, we have produced a new video to support and educate club volunteer referees.
Across Surrey, there is a large network of coaches and parents/carers that facilitate matches in games where an official referee isn’t appointed. These club volunteer referees are vital so that grassroots football can continue, and to support them, Surrey FA have produced a video highlighting the key responsibilities and basic refereeing knowledge required.
Key areas highlighted are as follows:
- How to ensure football is a safe and fun environment for all
- How to prepare the playing surface
- Format and law guidance
- Guidance on retreat lines, sin bins and powerplay
- How to deal with spectator behaviours
- How to handle discipline and the correct process to report cases to the Surrey FA
You can watch the video in full by following the link below.
If you have any discipline concerns, please report them to us by following the link below.
Last year we launched our U18 referee armbands initiative, which provides a visual reminder to players, team officials, parents, and spectators that an official wearing the armband is under the age of 18 and still subject to children’s safeguarding legislation, and should be protected, encouraged, and treated with respect. If you are U18, and referee, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your free armband.
If you are interested in becoming a qualified referee, express your interest in a referee course for the 24/25 season by following the link below.
REGISTER INTEREST IN REFEREE COURSE
Want to develop your skills as a referee? The FA run two courses which you can enrol on by following the links below.
BOOK ASSISTANT REFEREEING FA COURSE
BOOK MATCH CONTROL FA COURSE