We are currently planning Referee Courses in readiness for next season. These will be available to view from 1 June 2020.

Please click on the link below to register your interest.



Whether you are playing in an eleven-a-side match, a small-sided competition or a new format such as Futsal, one person will remain a constant presence: the referee.

We support the development of match officials; all the way from booking onto courses to gaining promotion, accessing mentoring and passing assessments.

You can start to get involved from the age of just 14, with specific pathways in place within both the men’s and women’s game if you wish to move through the levels. You’ll get lots of helpful advice from the outset, including details about the laws of the game and guidelines on fitness and nutrition.

Once you have gained experience of officiating, you may like to get involved in one of our mentoring schemes, where you can share information, ideas and advice with up-and-coming referees at society meetings, at grounds or even by telephone.

So, if you have a query about the laws of the game, want to know more about misconduct reporting or just wish to gather further information about becoming the man or woman in the middle, you’ve come to the right place!

Anyone age 14 or over may complete the FA Referee Course. However, the game doesn't just need young referees - plenty of players who are in the twilight of their football years have also enrolled on one of our courses to continue their involvement in the game. It’s never too late!

If you're interested in any form refereeing, please contact Michael Brader on

Become a Referee

Thinking of becoming a 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

Development & Courses

Referees perform a vital role in the game, and with the growth in the popularity of football, particularly for women and children, the demand for officials is increasing.

Lincolnshire FA run Basic Referee Training Courses throughout the year. These courses have been revamped by The FA to ensure that referees are much better prepared, with a greater emphasis placed on practical modern training methods delivered by quality FA trained tutors.

For more information, please CLICK HERE or contact Michael Brader on 08449 67 07 08 or

A helping Hand

RefereeingĀ Support

Our referees are recruited, trained and examined to enable a smooth grassroots operation. As they gain experience, further opportunities are provided to aid their development and progression. Appointments are made to adult and youth County Cup ties, together with games in certain FA competitions.