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The fa Referee Course

Your first step on the refereeing ladder.

The FA Referee Course is designed for anyone aged 14+ who wants to join the tens of thousands of referees who officiate at local parks, on the English football pyramid and on the international stage every week.

As a referee you play an integral role in ensuring all participants enjoy their match day experience, helping create a competitive, fair, safe and enjoyable playing environment.

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The FA Referee Course was where it all began for me. The course provided me with the skills and confidence needed to progress up the refereeing ladder and become a Panel League Referee. I would strongly recommend  this course to all aspiring match officials.
- FA Referee Course Participant