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Training & Workshops

Develop your Refereeing skills


With nearly 900 registered referees officiating across Staffordshire, we want to support all referees to progress their skills to their full potential.

Anyone can become a referee too - whether you're a footy mad youngster looking for a career in football, or an older player wanting to give something back after you've hung your boots up - all that's required is a genuine passion for the game.

Staffordshire FA offers a range of programmes for new and existing referees.

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Alex Scott
Senior Participation & Workforce Officer


Continuing your Development

Referee CPD

The goal of our Referee CPD programme is to train and retain referees to ensure that every official in the county has the opportunity to access regular training and support from Staffordshire FA.

We will be hosting a number of CPD events in the county during the 2017-18 season aimed at giving qualified officials the chance to enhance their learning. To register your interest in attending a CPD event, please contact the Staffordshire FA Referee Development Officer on the details below.

CPD Workshops will cover topics such as:

  • Changes to the ‘Laws of the Game’
  • How to interpret new rules
  • Best practice for pitch inspections
  • Advice from officials in the professional games
  • Fitness programmes

To find out more about our Referee CPD events please contact our Referee Development Officer.

Want to find out more?

Here are some answers to your frequently asked questions

On average, the Referee CPD Workshops last 3 hours and usually take place on a weekday evening.

All of our Referee CPD Workshops are FREE to attend. They will take place in multiple ares of the County and will look to enhance your ongoing learning.

Alongside the Staffordshire FA Referee Development Officer, experienced officials and members of the Referee Development Team will lead the workshops.