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Get into Refereeing

Make a difference to the game

Reasons to Referee

Thinking of becoming a referee? Well there's never been a better time to pick up the whistle in Lincolnshire.

  • Play a huge role in ensuring the players enjoy their match day experience
  • Remain active following injury or retirement 
  • Make new and lasting friends 
  • Earn money whilst enjoying the game you love
  • Opportunities to progress
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Initial Training

The FA Basic Referee Course

In order to become a qualified referee, you will need to take part in a FA Basic Referee Course. 

The course will provide you with an introduction to the 'Laws of the Game' as well as developing the practical skills required to be a football referee. 

Once completed, you will be registered as a Lincolnshire FA referee and will have obtained a qualification recognised throughout the country.


You need no prior experience but you will need to take and pass the FA Basic Referee course. The minimum age to take part is 14.

Get In Touch

For more information please feel free to get in contact with Michael Brader:

T: 03449670708

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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