Referee Promotion Scheme
PATH TO THE PROFESSIONAL GAME
THE NEXT CHALLENGE
If you wish to be considered for promotion, you should first ensure that you would be able to meet the criteria laid down by The FA. Browse this page to help you decide and please read the attached FA Referee Progression Pack carefully which explains the criteria for each level.
The following images shows the progression pathways in both the Men’s and Women’s game. For those of you entering the scheme for the first time, candidates would start at Level 7 or 4W providing they are aged 16+. For those under 16, the entry level is Y1.
Candidates can choose to enrol onto the Promotion Scheme at any point during the season, providing they have completed the following:
• Completed Expression of Interest form above
• Pay £50 deposit bond
• Registration to Middlesex FA for the current season
• Register to RefSec, a new Promotion Administration system
If you are already on the promotion scheme, you should still apply for next season and the relevant action will then be taken once the outcome of your current promotion application is known.
Should you have any questions relating to the promotion scheme, please feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
DOWNLOAD: FA Referee Progression Pack
Frequently asked questions about the referee promotion scheme
Promotions are reviewed four times a year: November, Jan, April & June.