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 £125 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
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 recevie 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 Sam Goldsworthy, Staffordshire FA, Dyson Court, Staffordshire Technology Park, Beaconside, Stafford, ST18 0LQ. Once received by Staffordshire FA your booking will be confirmed via email.
Next available dates:
Lea Hall Sports Centre, Rugeley.
Tuesday July 22nd 7pm - 9pm
Sunday August 3rd 9.30pm - 5.00pm
Sunday August 10th 9.30pm - 5.00pm
Norton Cricket Club , Stoke on Trent.
Starting Monday September 8th for 10 weeks ~ 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Erasmus Darwin Academy, Chasetown
Starting Wednesday September 10th for 10weeks ~ 7.00pm - 9.00pm
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 Sam Goldsworthy, course coordinator on:
T: 01785 279832
For any other referee queries please contact Peter Heafield, Referee Development Officer on:
T: 01785 256994 or mobile 07969 295102