New Referee Course

The FA Referee Course is designed to equip new referees with the key skills they need to become a match official.

This course is intended for Officials who will operate within the Coors and PDSL Sunday Leagues, you must be over the age of 16 to participate in this course.

The FA Referee Course is designed to equip new referees with the key skills and knowledge they will need to be able to referee grassroots football matches safely and effectively. The course comprises online learning on the Laws of the Game and face to face training.

Venue: Newcastle Town FC, Buckmaster Ave, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stoke-on-Trent ST5 3BX
Workshop 1: Monday 16th May, 6-9.15pm
Workshop 2: Sunday 22nd May, 9-5pm

- Learners must have completed all of the online learning modules before attending the face to face training.
- Learners must have contacted the Referee Secretary from the local league you wish to referee in once you have completed the course.
- You must have completed The FA Safeguarding Children course prior to attending, as well as commencing the DBS process.
-You must fill a COVID Self Screening form that will be sent out 24 hours before both days of the course. All learners must return a negative lateral flow test within 24 hours prior to attending the course on both days.
-All learners must wear a face mask whilst indoors.

When booking, please input details of the person attending the course (not parents details if U18). If you are having problems booking on using an U18 details, please refer to the help guidance here: