Who can become a referee?
Anyone over the age of 14 can become a referee. All that is required is a passion for the game and the successful completion of a training course. Many of our existing referees started on courses organised by Staffordshire FA. If you have just finished playing and you want to give something back to the game or if you wish to start a career in refereeing, then please read on!
Basic Referee Courses
These are held throughout the year and will involve approximately 20 hours of training followed by a test on practical issues of refereeing plus a written exam on the Laws of association football. On passing the examinations, you become a Level 9 trainee referee. Following the course you will need to referee 6 11v11 games or 6 9v9 games to obtain qualified status - during this period you will have the services of a mentor to guide you through your opening games. You will also be requested to attend a module 5 meeting.
YOUR QUALIFICATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL THIS HAS BEEN UNDERTAKEN
Full details will be provided on the course.
The cost of the course for all age groups is £110 and includes the following:
Copy of latest Laws of the Game booklet
Interactive DVD on Laws of the Game
Pre course study pack
All course materials
Qualified FA Referee Tutors
Safeguarding Children training
- FA Registration fee for one season
- Services of a mentor following the course
Assistance with obtaining a position with appropriate local Leagues
Certificate of qualification following 6 games
Associate membership of the Referee / FA (RAFA) Association
Information on purchasing kit.
How to book onto a course:
You can book online for any of our courses by clicking on this link - BOOKING ONLINE
All you need to do is click the course you want to book onto, enter your FAN number and password, check your details are all correct and then proceed to the secure payment section. Once you have paid you will receive a confirmation email and you are booked straight onto the course.
You can also book on by completing the application form attached below and sending back with payment to Gemma Turner, Staffordshire FA, Dyson Court, Staffordshire Technology Park, Beaconside, Stafford, ST18 0LQ. Once received by Staffordshire FA your booking will be confirmed via email.
Please Note: No places can be reserved until application form and payment is received by Staffordshire FA.
Who do I need to contact to find out more?
For all referee course enquiries please contact Gemma Turner on:
T: 01785 279832
For any other referee queries please contact Peter Heafield, Referee Development Officer on:
T: 01785 256994 or mobile 07969 295102