FA Grassroots Referees

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Ever wondered if you could take up the whistle?

Are you a qualified referee looking for information on development opportunities?

Our website is dedicated to providing you with useful information on refereeing. Please feel free to navigate your way around the refereeing section of our website, but should you require any further help, support or guidance then please do not hesitate to contact our Referee Development Officer 

If you are interested in wanting to attend a Royal Navy FA Referee Course; please complete the form below;



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

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

2. Conduct a free Safeguarding for All Course for the 2021/22 season, which takes between 45 min – 1 hour to complete

 This course is accessible 24/7 through the FA Bootroom and upon completion of this course, Referees will be able to Register to officiate for the 2021/22 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

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Andy Glanville


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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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