Development & Courses

Further your knowledge

All Referees within the Royal Navy FA are administered by the RNFA Referees Society which was formed in 1971. The RNFA currently have referees operating in the football league, national leagues, contributory leagues, supply leagues and at local level. Whilst continuing to play a vital role in Service football both in the UK and throughout the world; proving that you can officiate at all levels of the game.

If you are interested in wanting to attend a Royal Navy FA Referee Course, email Andy Glanville Referee Development Officer 

In order to successfully book onto a course, you will be required to:

1. Register and sign in with the FA on Whole Game then complete the FA Laws of the Game module.

2. Conduct a free Safeguarding for All Course for the current season which takes 45 min.

 This course is accessible 24/7 through this link Safeguarding for All  and upon completion of this course, Referees will be able to Register to officiate for the current season.

3. Conduct a DBS Check with one of our registered verifiers.


This can be accessed immediately. For guidance and support, please email Andy Glanville


As part of the course you will receive; a set of flags, whistle, notebook, red/yellow card and a hardback copy of the Laws Of The Game.

You are able to get involved in many projects such as the midweek league, representative games and the USFL

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