Club Volunteer Referee


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 that grassroots football can continue. These individuals have the full powers, status and authority of a registered referee, therefore a club volunteer referee has exactly the same power when officiating to a qualified, registered Referee, and are also obliged to ensure that any disciplinary offences are reported to the County FA. It is extremely important to report discipline, as it will help us to ensure that poor behaviour is dealt with appropriately in line with FA Regulations.

To support these individuals we have produced a guidance video, which you can view below. 

In this video you will find support on the following: 

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

If you have poor discipline that needs to be reported, please follow the link below.


Get In Touch

Referee Development Team

By Phone: 01372 373543

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