Refereeing in Northamptonshire
START YOUR REFEREEING CAREER
Ever thought about becoming a referee?
Refereeing is a challenging yet rewarding hobby and is a great way of staying involved in football if playing or coaching the game isn't for you.
Match officials perform a vital role in the game, and with the growth in the popularity of football, particularly for women and children, the demand for match officials is increasing.
That's why Northamptonshire FA is keen to provide refereeing opportunities to as many people as possible, whilst offering the support and guidance needed for progress to be made up the promotion ladder.
This section of our website will explain everything you need to know about refereeing, but should you have any other queries, please get in touch.
Referee Development Officer
Telephone: 01604 678401
COVID-19 RETURN TO FOOTBALL - REFEREE GUIDANCE
To support and inform all referees ahead of matches restarting, referee specific guidance has been produced and is available to download below.
DOWNLOAD: GUIDANCE FOR REFEREES
DOWNLOAD: SUMMARY OF GUIDANCE FOR REFEREES
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
Northamptonshire FA want to support all referees to progress their skills to their full potential.
We offer development opportunities for officials at all stages of their journey; from those looking to become qualified referees to those climbing the promotion ladder.
If you're just getting into refereeing, Northamptonshire FA delivers the FA Basic Referee Course, in addition to range of workshops for club officials.
Visit the links to the right, or make contact with us to find out more.
Rules and Regulations
FA Rules and Regulations ensure fair play in the grassroots game, both on and off the pitch. Find information about the following areas here.
- Laws of the Game
- Safeguarding & Welfare