Get Into Refereeing
Reasons to referee
Refereeing is a highly rewarding with countless opportunities available in the County FA. There has never been a better moment to be a referee, with incredible support systems, growth possibilities, and a clear individual road to higher levels of the men's and women's game in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Becoming a referee - step by step process
1. Express your interest
2. complete sAFEGUARDING AND LAWS OF THE GAME
To start your journey as a referee at the County FA, you need to complete essential training which ensures that you are following best practice and have a strong knowledge about the laws of the game.
Follow the links below to complete the required training.
If you are over and including the age of 16 and refereeing youth football you must have an in date DBS.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about DBS checks.
Once the first part of the application is complete, please bring your documentation with you to The FA Referee Course for verification.
4. Attend the fa referee course
The FA Referee Course is ran across two days in the week. One evening, usually a Wednesday, from 6-9pm. Followed by a full Sunday, 9am-5pm. The Wednesday focuses on the theoretical side to refereeing in the classroom and the Sunday is mainly practical out on the pitch to ensure candidates are equipped with the the basic skills to begin refereeing!
5. Join a local league
After attending The FA Referee Course, join a local league in the county and inform the County FA within the first five days of completing the course using the link below.
6. Submit five games to County FA
After you have completed your five games, please submit to the County FA using the link below.
7. Attend the new referee call back evening
After you have submitted your five games, you will be invited to attend the 'New Referee Call Back Evening'.
You will receive a badge and certificate to mark the completion of the FA Referees Course.
You have completed the FA Referee Course and are a fully qualified FA referee!
The development does not stop here, there are plenty of other exciting opportunities across the county including monthly CPDs. promotion,County Core, plus many more to be announced by the Referee Development Lead!.
To find out more about how you can develop in the County FA, contact email@example.com
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