Referee and assistant talk on the pitch.

Rules and Regulations

Useful information for referees for matches and beyond

REFEREES PLAY AN INTEGRAL PART IN ENSURING FOOTBALL REMAINS FAIR, SAFE AND INCLUSIVE FOR ALL.

Here you will find the resources you need, including laws of the game, matchday guidance and information on safeguarding.

Referees walking off the pitch.

Match Day Guidance

A referee has a duty before, during and after a game on match day
Referee Jo Stimpson

Other Guidance

An index of useful guidance for county referees
Coaching at the FA

Criminal Records Checks

Keep up to date with our local safeguarding activities. You’ll find details of forthcoming safeguarding training courses and workshops, how to obtain a Criminal Record Check (CRC) if you need one – and lots of other relevant information.
Referee issues a yellow card.

Laws of the Game

Read up on football's laws - a must for all referees old and new
Safeguarding and Welfare

SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY

Whatever your involvement in football, you have a responsibility to make our game as safe and enjoyable as possible for everyone.

This is particularly true if your role as a referee involves officiating matches where children and young people under the age of 18 are playing. It also applies if as you are officiating alongside under-18 referees and assistant referees.

Find out how The FA and CFAs manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, and how it applies to you.

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