FA Grassroots Referees

Make a difference to the game

Get into refereeing

Reasons to Referee

Wonder what it's like to manage a football game? Love football but can't play as much as you used to? Want a hobby where you can earn money?

Or maybe you just simply want to understand why certain refereeing decisions are made?

Well you're not the only one, more and more people of all ages, genders, races and abilities are getting into refereeing.

Nottinghamshire FA recognise the changing dynamics of football and that recruiting match officials need to replicate these changing demands.

Notts FA referees
Initial Training

The FA Referee Course

The FA Referee Course is designed for anyone aged 14 and above who wants to join the tens of thousands of referees who operate week in week out on local parks, throughout the English football pyramid, up to those who officiate in the Premier League, The FA Cup Final and on the International stage.


You can take The FA Referee Course at the age of 14 and above.

Completion of The FA Referee Course allows you to referee in all formats (5v5, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11)

Get In Touch

By Email: Referees@NottinghamshireFA.com

The FA Respect


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.