FA Grassroots Referees

Make a difference to the game

Get into refereeing

Reasons to Referee

  • Refereeing is a great way to be involved in football.
  • There are opportunities for everyone.
  • Remain active in the game following injury or retirement.
  • Make new and lasting friends within the game.
  • Play a huge role in ensuring the players enjoy their match day experience.

First Things First

Introduction evening

For all basic referee courses, Derbyshire FA requires potential course candidates to attend an introduction evening to be held at the venue of the course. 

The cost of an introduction evening is £10 and if the candidate attends the Basic Referee Course, this £10 is taken off the price of the course. If however after the introduction evening you fell that refereeing isn't for you, we will refund you your £10.

Initial Training

The FA Basic Referee Course

If after the introduction evening you still want to become a referee, the next step is to attend the Basic Referees Course. 

To view more information about the course please click below.

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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.

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