Promotion Scheme 2017/18

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Once you have qualified as a referee, you are able to apply for promotion through The FA's refereeing structure. To gain promotion, success will relate to the assessment of refereeing performance and club marks.

All Referees seeking promotion must apply using the 'Promotion Application Form' found below. Completed forms are to be emailed to Ross Joyce, Referee Development Officer - ross.joyce@northridingfa.com -
and received no later than Friday 7 April 2017.  All applications carry a £25.00 administration fee, for which you will be sent details of how to make this payment via 'Whole Game System' upon receipt of you application - payment must be made within 7 days.

Please note that to apply for Promotion you must be refereeing within Open Age Adult Football. The promotion scheme commences on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 – Wednesday, 28 February 2018


Level 7 -6 Promotion Candidates

  • Successfully pass a written examination on the laws of the game
  • Receive a minimum of 3 independent technical observer reports
  • Referee a minimum of 20 open age adult football appointments
  • Achieve a satisfactory average club mark over the course of the season 
  • Act as Assistant Referee on a minimum of 5 open age adult fixtures (Saturday)
  • Inform local observer coordinator of all appointments received
  • Attend the ‘Promotion Development Day’ on Sunday, 04 June 2017 10.00am – 5.00pm – Venue TBC
  • Attendance at a further In-service Training Workshop - TBC
  • Payment of £25.00 Promotion Administration Fee
  • Be available to officiate within Saturday & Sunday adult football as appointed
  • Submit an annual record of games officiated to the Association when requested 

Level 6- 5 Promotion Candidates

  • Successfully pass a written examination on the laws of the game
  • Receive a minimum of 3 independent technical observer reports
  • Referee a minimum of 20 open age football appointments
  • Achieve a satisfactory average club mark over the course of the season 
  • Act as Assistant Referee on a minimum of open age adult fixtures (Saturday)
  • Inform local observer coordinator of all appointments received
  • Attend the ‘Promotion Development Day’ on Sunday, 04 June 2017 10.00am – 5.00pm – Venue TBC
  • Attendance at a further In-service Training Workshop - TBC
  • Payment of £25.00 Promotion Administration Fee
  • Be available to officiate within Saturday & Sunday adult football as appointed
  • Submit an annual record of games officiated to the Association when requested 

Level 5- 4 Promotion Candidates

  • Receive a minimum of 5 independent technical observer reports
  • Achieve an average assessment mark of 73 or above
  • Referee a minimum of 15 open age football appointments
  • Must undertake a minimum of 10 assistant referee appointments
  • Inform local observer coordinator of all appointments received
  • Attend the ‘Promotion Development Day’ on Sunday, 04 June 2017 10.00am – 5.00pm – Venue TBC
  • Payment of £25.00 Promotion Administration Fee
  • Be available to officiate within Saturday & Sunday adult football as appointed
  • Submit an annual record of games officiated to the Association when requested
  • Must successfully complete an FA Nomination Fitness Test – Details TBC
  • Must attend an FA Regional Training Seminar and pass written Laws of the Game examination 


Having carefully read the Promotion criteria; if you would like to submit an application please ensure you fully complete the application form (available to download below) and complete all areas and submit no later than Friday, 07 April 2017. 



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