Reasons to Referee
Refereeing can be a very rewarding activity to take up and is an integral part of grassroots football.
Not only can you keep fit and earn some money, but you can develop yourself as a character, and maybe even work your way up into the professional ranks, following the likes of Premier League Referees Anthony Taylor, Mike Dean and Mike Jones who honed their refereeing skills in Cheshire.
Who can become a Referee?
Aimed at anyone aged 14 or over who wishes to become an active referee.
How much time will I need to commit?
Apart from the initial training course to become a referee, which is 12 hours, it is up to you how many games and how often choose to referee – there is no minimum commitment.
Will it cost me anything?
The current cost of a New Referee Course with Cheshire FA is £150, this includes:
- FA Referee Registration
- Whistle and red & yellow cards
- Safeguarding Children Training (where required)
- Study Pack and Laws of Association Football
- Membership of the RA-FA
- Certificate of qualification upon completion of 5 games