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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.
The FA Basic Referee Course
If you want to qualify as a football referee you will need to do the basic FA referee training course.
The FA basic referee training course provides candidates with an understanding of the ‘Laws of the Game’ and provides them with the practical skills to be a match official. Once you've passed the course and registered as a referee with Cheshire FA you will have a qualification recognised throughout England.
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The FA's Respect programme provides a series of tools for leagues, clubs, coaches, players and parents from grassroots to elite football - to help ensure a safe, positive environment in which to play the game.