Referee CRC 2016

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As many of you may be aware, recent legislative changes means that any Referee; including Referee tutor/mentor/coach/assessor, over the age of 16 who intends to officiate in youth football (U18) or work with the Associations’ match officials within the Referee Development Team during season 2016/2017 will require an FA ‘Accepted’ CRC (formerly CRB).

As the FA have implemented a three-year renewal policy for all criminal record checks, this means that only CRCs/CRBs issued since January 2010 will be accepted for those working in youth football for the coming season. 

If match officials (Referee Development Team members) without an FA CRC state that it is their intention to officiate within youth football during the season, they must have successfully completed the CRC application process with immediate effect. 

Individuals will be responsible for the cost of their own CRC; the charge for football volunteers is currently £10. The Association has communicated extensively with all members of the referee workforce over the past twelve months and arranged numerous verification evenings around the County FA to help support people complete this process. 

If it is your intention to continue involved in youth football we would ask you to follow the guidance below: 

  • Visit:
  • Register: You will need an email address 
  • Secret Word: Stokesley (Please ensure that you input a capital ‘S’) 
  • Organisation PIN: 102286 

Complete the application, select documents for verification and email or call us at 01642 717778 to arrange an appointment at the office.

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