Thinking of becoming a Referee?

Or are you a qualified referee looking for information on development opportunities and support?

If so, you’ve come to the right place! This section of our website is dedicated to providing you with useful information on refereeing.

Get into Refereeing

From local park football on a Sunday morning to the FA Cup Final, all football needs referees.

With more than 400 registered referees officiating all across the County, we provide the support and experience for you to help progress your skills as far as you want to take them.

Development and Courses

The learning of the practical elements of refereeing re: their application and understanding are facilitated on the course by FA Referee Tutors, with the candidate taking a greater responsibility to learn the Laws of the Game through distance learning prior to, during and after the practical sessions of the course.

A helping Hand

Refereeing Support

North Riding FA’s Referee Development Team is a new and innovative approach that provides support, assistance and ensures consistency to all of our work programmes.