Referee pauses a game.


Make sure you're ready to referee this season



The FA have changed the referee registration this season, to bring it more in line with the football season. This means that the registration system is opening later than normal this season, and it will open on Monday 3 June 2019.

Registration can be done through the normal process on the Whole Game System.

Remember, every referee needs to re-register every season in order to continue refereeing. Leagues will not be able to appoint you to games until you have re-registered.

Northamptonshire FA will be reintroducing referee ID cards this season, and we will be including next of kin contact details on these, so if you could please provide this information via email to, that would be greatly appreciated.

Your referee registration card will be received once you have successfully completed the registration process.


As a reminder, you will need to have an in-date DBS check in order to re-register this season, and as of the start of the 2020/21 season you will need to have in-date Safeguarding Children Workshop qualification. Referees will be required to keep both of these in-date throughout the season.

You can check the date of your DBS and your Safeguarding Children Workshop on the Whole Game System once you have logged in, click on the ‘My Account’ tab down the left-hand side.


Luke Scott

Referee Development Officer


Telephone: 01604 678401