Surrey Referee, Decision


The latest information on Surrey FA referee courses

Following a thorough review of all of the courses we had planned for the 2020/21 season, we've been closely assessing the impact that lockdown and the COVID-19 crisis is having on all our learners. Having carefully considered the implications of running courses we have decided not to start delivery of any new face-to-face referee courses between now and December.

During this period our focus will be on supporting learners to complete courses already started before lockdown.  

If you had previously booked a course which had not started we will be in contact with you directly to confirm the next steps and organise refunds for you.

Looking forward, The FA have been working on a brand new FA Referee course which will be made available soon. Bookings for this course are not open yet as we await further details, but you can express your interest via our referee course form below to be the first to hear about the new course when it is available.

We apologise for the inconvenience our decision regarding course delivery may have, but as I am sure you will appreciate our priority is to ensure safe delivery during these very challenging times and allow us to best support the new course when it is made available.

We hope to see you on a course very soon.


Express your Interest

For more information on referee registration for the 2020/21 season, click here.

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The Fifth Official is here to support referees through their journey and makes finding exactly what they need to know from the Surrey FA website, easier.

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REferees & Match officials

Referees are crucial in making the beautiful game what it is - and that's why we're dedicated to supporting their journey.

Through producing, supporting and developing a highly motivated and talented network of FA qualified referees we not only ensure that football in Surrey in safe hands, but that our officials enjoy their experience.

We work hard to provide a wide range of opportunities and support to the 1000+ registered referees officiating across the county already, and we're always looking to encourage people to take their first steps.

Become a Referee

Thinking of becoming a referee?

  • Refereeing is a great way to be involved in football
  • There are opportunities for everyone
  • Remain active in the game following injury or retirement
  • Make new and lasting friends within the game
  • Play a huge role in ensuring the players enjoy their match day experience
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Development & Courses

Surrey FA is dedicated to making sure that our referees reach their full potential, and there are a variety of different ways to help you achieve this.

Whether it's joining our Referee Development Group, the Referee Promotion Scheme or the Mentoring Scheme, there's something for everyone.

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Refereeing Support

Our referees are recruited, trained and examined to enable a smooth grassroots operation.  As they gain experience further opportunities are provided to aid their development and progression.  Appointments are made to adult and youth County Cup ties, together with games in certain FA competitions.

Rules & Regulations

Find out more about the rules and regulations that govern football across the county.