FA Grassroots Referees

Get Into Refereeing

Make a difference to the game

Reasons to Referee

Thinking of becoming a referee? Well there's never been a better time to pick up the whistle in Middlesex.

  • Play a huge role in ensuring the players enjoy their match day experience
  • Remain active following injury or retirement 
  • Make new and lasting friends 
  • Earn money whilst enjoying the game you love
  • Opportunities to progress
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The FA Referee Course

In order to become a qualified referee, you will need to take part in a FA Basic Referee Course. 

The course will provide you with an introduction to the 'Laws of the Game' as well as developing the practical skills required to be a football referee. 

Once completed, you will be registered as a Middlesex FA referee and will have obtained a qualification recognised throughout the country. 


Frequently asked questions about getting into refereeing

You need no prior experience to become a referee. Just book onto one of our FA Referee Course and all the necessary training will be provided to you.

Yes, you can still referee as a number of games take place in both the mornings and afternoons on a Sunday. However, to complete the course each candidate has to officiate five matches and so this may clash with some playing fixtures.

No this will not affect your opportunities, a number of referees do not drive. All you will need to do is liaise with your referee appointments secretary who will then give you games closer to home.


Get In Touch

Think you're ready to take the next step in your refereeing career? Get in touch and we'll let you know the next steps.

By Phone: 020 8515 6910

By Email: referee@middlesexfa.com

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