Refereeing

FAQs on Refereeing in London

I can't find a team when trying to submit discipline via the Whole Game System, what should I do?
If you are struggling to locate a team when creating a game for discipline purposes in Whole Game System, please try clicking ‘All Teams in League’ as oppos...
Thu, 26 Mar, 2020 at 2:38 PM
What is the Referee Promotion Scheme?
This is the pathway for a referee to officiate at higher levels, be involved in FA competitions such as FA Cup, FA Vase and FA Trophy. You will be observed ...
Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 at 11:14 AM
What are Sin-Bins?
Please click here.
Thu, 26 Mar, 2020 at 3:33 PM
I’m a Referee but I have no Referee Administration Tab
If you don’t have your Referee Administration tab you will need to contact your Nicholas Wright, your County FA’s Workforce  Development Officer. Please ema...
Tue, 6 Apr, 2021 at 3:13 PM
I am interested in getting back into refereeing? What do I need to do?
Great you got the bug to blow your whistle again.  If you haven't registered as a referee for 1 season, you will just need to complete this curren...
Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 at 12:00 PM
I wish to come to England to Referee but I am from a foreign county, what do I do?
Thank you for your email to join the FA as a referee, you will need a FAN number which you can register for below: https://www.thefa.com/account/signup On...
Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 at 4:36 PM
What are closed dates?
Closed dates are days you are unable to officiate. These dates must be told to your association or league appointing officer so you are not put on any games...
Wed, 22 Apr, 2020 at 3:55 PM
How do I Register for the New Season?
You are able to re-register on a seasonal basis and the opening is usually June each season but this is communicated by your county.  You register on the w...
Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 at 12:37 PM
Providing consent for a 14 or 15 year old referee
In order to register to referee next season, 14 and 15 year old referees will need to ensure their parents/carers have given them permission from within &qu...
Tue, 12 Apr, 2022 at 3:23 PM
FA Guide to Laws of the Game
If you are 16 you may have trouble accessing the guide to Laws of the Game. (see the solution) click HERE.
Tue, 6 Apr, 2021 at 3:12 PM