Middlesex Referee Argen Babakhanlou looks on whilst officiating the U18 Cup Final



ever tried playing a game of football without a referee? it's difficult, right? 

Referees are the guardians of our game, ensuring that come rain or shine football is played in a safe and protective environment.

We have over 800 registered referees in Middlesex, ranging from those who have started their officiating career through to those who have progressed to officiate in the FA Premier League and Football League.

Regardless of what stage in the refereeing pathway you're on, or aspire to be on, Middlesex FA are committed to developing, supporting and enabling our FA Qualified Referees to enjoy the role they play in the game they love.

Get into refereeing

Become a Referee

Thinking of becoming a referee?

  • Refereeing is a great way to be involved in football
  • There are opportunities for everyone
  • Remain active in the game following injury or retirement
  • Make new and lasting friends within the game
  • Play a huge role in ensuring the players enjoy their match day experience
FA Grassroots Referees


We're committed to supporting all referees to fulfill their aims and achieve their potential.

That's why regardless of whether you want to referee youth football on a Sunday morning or dream of taking charge of an FA Cup Final at Wembley, we have the development opportunities to help you achieve your goals.

A helping Hand

Referee Support

We aim to provide all officials in the county with the best possible support throughout their careers, both on and off the field. From the moment an official books a place on the FA Referee Course, to the moment a referee retires from the game, Middlesex FA work to provide the best support for match officials.