The Referee Promotion Scheme

The Middlesex FA Referees' Committee wish to encourage all referees to aim at achieving an improvement in their performance level. To that end, the Committee is keen to support all aspiring referees who wish to apply for advancement within the county promotion system.

All new Level 7 and Level 6 candidates must apply for promotion by completing the new application form R5a available from this webpage. Existing promotion scheme candidates will be kept on the scheme until they achieve Level 5 status providing they comply with the various requirements shown below.

A Level 7 referee must have refereed at least 20 (twenty) games in a single registration period before applying for promotion to Level 6. After this promotion a referee can proceed at the rate he/she is capable.

All candidates for promotion: 

  • must attend an In Service Training Seminar specifically designated for promotion candidates at their current level during each promotion season 
  • must pass an examination on the Laws of the Game during each promotion season specifically designated for promotion candidates at their current level 
  • must keep the Assessing Officer apprised of every match they officiate giving prior notice of time and venue 
  • must officiate on a minimum of 20 (twenty) 11v11 competitive matches during the period of the promotion year (i.e. 01/03/15 to 28/02/16) 
  • must ensure that 70% of their matches are at open-age (adult) level
  • will be assessed on a minimum of 3 (three) matches by county assessors

Those Level 6 referees wishing to be considered for nomination to The Football Association as potential Level 4 referees, if successful in their promotion firstly to Level 5, must also have officiated as a neutral Assistant Referee on at least 5 (five) Supply League matches in the promotion period between 01/03/2015 and 28/02/2016. Candidates can only be considered for nomination to Level 4 by the Middlesex County FA once they have also passed a Fitness Test based upon Contributory League requirements. The Football Association's criteria for promotion will also have to be satisfied.

The promotion season commences on the 1st March 2015 and finishes on the 28th February 2016.

IF YOU CAN COMPLY WITH THE ABOVE, AND WISH TO APPLY FOR PROMOTION…

… then please simply download and complete a copy of the R5a Application Form from this webpage.

Send the completed R5a Form as instructed on the form to the Referee Development Manager at the County Office as soon as possible and prior to the closing date of the 28th February 2015.

Enhanced Promotion

Have you got what it takes to do the 'double jump' from Level 7 to Level 5 in a Season?

The MCFA Referees' Committee will encourage those who can meet the criteria below to apply to be considered for the Enhanced Promotion Scheme for the year ending 28/02/2016. Those with most to gain will be likely to be in their late twenties or early thirties as success would give them the opportunity to progress to Contributory League football or higher. Considerable commitment is required.

Enhanced Promotion Criteria:

Part 1 - Promotion from Level 7 to Level 6 between 01/03/2015 and 30/09/2015:

a - referee at least 20 (twenty) 11v11 games
b - be assessed at least 3 (three) times
c - attend an In-Service Training Workshop for Level 7 referees on promotion
d - pass a Level 7 examination on the Laws of the Game

Part 2 - Promotion from Level 6 to Level 5 between 01/10/2015 and 28/02/2016:

a - referee at least an additional 20 (twenty) 11v11 games (commensurate with the higher challenge)
b - be assessed at least an additional 3 (three) times
c - attend an In-Service Training Workshop for Level 6 referees on promotion
d - pass an additional Level 6 examination on the Laws of the Game

Part 3 - Consideration for further Promotion from Level 5 to Level 4:

Officiate as a neutral Assistant Referee on at least 5 (five) Supply League matches in the promotion period between 01/03/2015 and 28/02/2016. Candidates can only be considered for nomination to Level 4 by the County FA once they have passed a Fitness Test based upon Contributory League requirements. The Football Association's criteria for promotion will also have to be satisfied.

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