Referee Observers



Assessments play an increasingly greater part in the promotion and development of officials’ right throughout the game and assessors are vital to this process.

How do I become an OBSERVER?

You do not have to have officiated at the top level to become an observers. Experienced officials from Level 7 can make a difference to the development and progression of referees at all levels by becoming an FA registered observer.

You will be involved in assessing referees appropriate to your level of experience. You can also still be an active referee and assess for the County FA when available. You must first take an observer course. These are held on a regular basis at County FAs across the north west.

Do I get paid for this role?

Observers at county level currently receive £15 for each assessment they complete.

Development Opportunities

County observers are invited to development workshops during the course of each season to discuss key issues and assessments are subject to quality control with appropriate feedback provided to the observer on a regular basis.

Get in Touch

Matthew Pointer

Referee Development Officer

0151 523 4488 (108)