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Promotions

ACHIEVE YOUR REFEREEING AMBITIONS WITH US

Every referee starts out at the bottom of the ladder, but if you want to progress to the next level or even to international standard, we're here to guide you along the way.

We are now accepting applications for our referee promotion scheme for both the men’s and women’s pathways, with a deadline of midnight on Wednesday 30 June 2021.

To view our promotion guidance booklets and see what is expected, please see the links below.

MENS PROMOTION GUIDANCE BOOKLET 2021/22

WOMEN’S PROMOTION GUIDANCE BOOKLET 2021/22

SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT 2021/22 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for promotion for season 2021/22, please visit https://forms.gle/ypUrreJDFXJJoGrH8  

PROMOTION ZOOM CALL

We will be hosting a short call for any prospective promotion candidates who wish to gain a better understanding of what the scheme involves and ask any questions they may have.

This will take place on Wednesday 2 June at 6pm via Zoom. Please see details below. 

Click here to Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 945 5375 2499

Passcode: 095208

Promotion

Contact

Ross Joyce

Referee Development Manager

(E) Ross.Joyce@NorthRidingFA.com

(T) 01642 717779

promotion levels

Anyone who is partaking in the FA Referee Course will be classified as a Level T referee.

Upon successful completion of the course, they will automatically be promoted to a Level Y referee (ages 14 or 15) or a Level 7 referee (aged 16 or over).

In order to enter the promotion pathway, a referee must spend one full season as a Level 7 referee.

Referees who wish to be promoted from Level 7 to 6 or Level 6 to 5 must meet the following criteria:

• Referee a minimum of 20 open-age fixtures throughout the promotion season
• Receive three assessments throughout the promotion season and achieve a minimum average mark of “Standard Expected”
• Attend a mandatory North Riding FA Promotion Seminar
• Successfully pass a Laws of the Game exam
• Act as Assistant Referee on a minimum of five open age adult fixtures (Saturday competitions only)
• Accept North Riding FA County Cup appointments
• Ensure a high level of efficiency in administration
• Regularly submit fixtures to the Observers co-ordinator
• Maintain acceptable club marks
• Payment of £30.00 Promotion Administration Fee
• Submit a record of games officiated on to North Riding FA as and when requested

Referees who wish to be promoted from Level 5 to 4 must meet the following criteria:

• Referee a minimum of 20 open-age fixtures throughout the promotion season
• Receive five assessments throughout the promotion season and achieve a minimum average mark of 73
• Act as Assistant Referee on a minimum of 10 open age adult fixtures
• Attend a mandatory North Riding FA Promotion Seminar
• Attend a mandatory FA Promotion Seminar 
• Successfully pass a Laws of the Game exam at the FA Promotion Seminar
• Accept North Riding FA County Cup appointments
• Ensure a high level of efficiency in administration
• Regularly submit fixtures to the Observers co-ordinator
• Payment of £30.00 Promotion Administration Fee
• Submit a record of games officiated on to North Riding FA as and when requested
• Must successfully complete a Contributory League Assistant Referee Nomination fitness test. The minimum standard to be attained is a 12 minute continuous run (minimum distance to be completed is 2600m) and 2 x 50m sprints (maximum time of 7.5 seconds for each sprint
 
All promotion candidates will be provided with two opportunities to undertake the fitness test. Failure to meet the require standard at either of the two occasions will mean that you will be withdrawn from the promotion scheme.

Once a referee reaches Level 4, they will referee on Supply Leagues and will also act as an assistant referee on the National Contributory Leagues.

A Level 3 referee will referee Contributory League football and act as assistant referee on the National League North. They will also act as 4th Official on the National League Premier.

A Level 2B referee will referee on the National League North whilst also acting as 4th Official on the football League and a Level 2A referee will act as referee on the National League Premier.

A Level 1 referee will operate on the Football League and may be invited to join the Championship Select Group of Referees. In turn, they may then be invited onto the Premier League Select Group of Referees.

The final promotion for a Level 1 referee would to be promoted to the FIFA International List of Referees.