Referee Assessors

Referees' Update - February 2019

Welcome to the latest Liverpool County FA Referees’ update.

In this edition is key information for all referees at a crucial point of the season, when attention turns to the start of next year.

As always, if you need anything or wish to raise issues, please contact me via email at or call 0151 523 4488 (Ext. 102).

All Liverpool County FA referees will need to be in possession of an in-date FA Safeguarding Children certificate and valid DBS (formerly known as CRC) check in order to register for the 2019/20 season.

Should you require any information on how to obtain these qualifications, please click here.

For any questions relating to safeguarding and CRCs, please contact our safeguarding department by emailing or or calling 0151 523 4488 (Ext. 114 or Ext. 107).

Temporary dismissals, otherwise known as sin bins, are to be implemented across Merseyside grassroots football in 2019/20, for clubs at Level 7 and below.

These sin bins will be issued for dissent-only cautions.

All registered Liverpool FA referees will be required to attend training regarding temporary dismissals – and details of this training will be sent direct to all referees by the County FA.

All referees wishing to apply for promotions are encouraged to do so AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

The Liverpool County FA wishes to encourage and support all referees that apply to participate in the Referee Promotion Scheme. Referees interested in applying for promotion should contact the County Referee Development Manager, David Horlick, via 

Note – when applying, we need details of your current refereeing level.

Please click here for more information on referee promotions.

The Referee Registration window for the 2019/20 season will open on Saturday 1 June, to bring it in line with seasonal requirements for all involved in football.

Referees are required to register with their parent County FA annually in order to be appointed to games by leagues and other competitions.

All the information you need to know is available by clicking here – and you can get in touch with us if you have any additional questions.

REMEMBER – all referees MUST have valid safeguarding qualifications and Criminal Records Checks in place in order to register.

Email or call 0151 523 4488 (Ext. 102).

Liverpool County FA’s referee department strongly recommends that all registered officials sign up to be part of the Referees’ Association.

The report officials receive from the association is second to none.

For more information regarding the benefits available as part of the Referees’ Association and details of how to join, please contact or call 0151 523 4488 (Ext. 102).


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