Criminal Record Checks

From September 2014, Government legislation dictates that all referees aged 16 or over that are engaged in a ‘regulated activity’ will require a Criminal Records Check (“CRC”). Regulated activity relating to refereeing means that if you referee youth football then you are required to have completed a CRC and be in possession of a certificate that is less than three years old.

Youth Leagues will be unable to allocate you to matches after 1st September if you have not been cleared by the County FA as having met the CRC requirements.

If you officiate on adult leagues but referee the odd Youth County Cup match, you will not be required to hold a current CRC.

If you are aged 16 or over and intend to referee youth football regularly next season, you can complete a CRC application by following the guidelines which are available to download.

Verification can be done at the County office or via a number of local verifiers that are based around the County. The County office is open from 9.00-5.00 on Monday-Friday and verification takes about five minutes but please call first to make an appointment. Please note that you must upload your information onto the TMGCRB website before verification can take place.

Further information is available from Dan Lauszkin by emailing or  calling 0208-515-6911 or from Neill Fowler, County Welfare Officer via or 0208 515 6903.

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