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


12 Feb. 2018  Ashton on Mersey School
19 Feb. 2018  Stockport Sports Village 

Interested? Please email  

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 Support Officer, Nigel Freelove -

or call the office on 01606 302003.

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