Surrey Referee, Decision


The latest information on Surrey FA referee courses

Following a long break due to the pandemic, we are delighted to have started to deliver face-to-face referee courses again. It has been great to see learners return to the pitch.


Express your Interest

For more information on referee registration for the 2021/22 season, click here.

The Fifth Official

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.

To find out more, click the button below.

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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 907 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.