Referee Course

Bursaries now available for FA Referee Course

We're working to address the under-representation of referees from ethnic communities

To support football being truly a game for all, FA Refereeing and Middlesex FA are working in partnership to offer bursaries for the FA Referee Course.

The bursary programme has been developed to support individuals who may be facing barriers to getting involved in refereeing. We want to create a more inclusive referee workforce and will be offering FA Referee Courses at a discounted rate of £40 (instead of £135) for historically underrepresented communities (Black, Asian and Mixed Heritage populations).

The initiative is aligned to the new FA Refereeing Strategy to help increase referee recruitment from historically underrepresented ethnic communities.

The FA Referee Course is designed to equip new referees with the key skills and knowledge they will need to be able to referee grassroots football matches safely and effectively. It is for people aged 14 and over who want to referee mini soccer, 9 v 9 and/or 11 v 11 football.  

The proposed course dates and venue is subject to be confirmed. However, we are initially gathering interest to see if we have enough numbers to run a course.

To express your interest in the referee course and to receive the bursary, you must click the link below and complete the form.

Expression of Interest Form

Referee Course