Become a Referee

Thank you for your interest in becoming a 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.


Referee Course

The starting point of becoming a referee is to take the FA Basic Referee Course, to see full details of the course including the content please click HERE.


Upcoming Referee Courses

Start Date Venue Book Online
20 February 2017 (Female Only)  Cheshire FA HQ, Northwich  Click HERE 
4 March 2017  Shaftesbury Youth Club, Wirral  FULL 
11 March 2017  Sale United FC, Sale  FULL 
3 April 2017  All Hallows College, Macclesfield  Click HERE 
22 April 2017  Cheshire FA HQ, Northwich  Click HERE 
13 May 2017  The King's School, Chester  Click HERE 
10 June 2017  Cheshire FA HQ, Northwich  Click HERE 
8 July 2017  Sandbach United FC, Sandbach  Click HERE 


Further Information

If you have any queries on becoming a referee in Cheshire please contact our Referee Department:

Cheshire FA Referee Development Officer, Ed Duckworth -

Cheshire FA Referee Administrator, Lindsey Kelsall -

or call the office on 01606 871166.