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We are pleased to confirm we are hosting another FA Referee Course at The FDC in September.

Start your Refereeing journey today

We are pleased to confirm we are hosting another FA Referee Course at The FDC in September.


After an excellent season of Match Official recruitment last year and already over 50 newly trained Referees in the first two months of this season, we are running an FA Referee Course in September.

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Refereeing is a great way to keep fit, meet new people, stay involved in football, and earn a bit of additional income. Committed Officials can be rewarded with County Cup Final appointments and Refereeing can even become a viable career opportunity for those progressing up the promotion pathway.

The course is taking place at The FDC, Norwich on Friday 9th and Sunday 11th September.

The course comprises of online learning and face to face training with the latter part totalling one day and one evening. As part of the training, participants can begin taking appointments and after five fixtures gain Qualified Referee status.

Referee Development Officer Harvey Newstead said: “Having over 50 Referees already complete the course; we are delighted to announce further dates in September. With many opportunities to progress and officiate at different levels of the game, there is no better time to take up the whistle.

“It is really pleasing to see people of all ages and backgrounds start their refereeing journey in Norfolk, with many of the recently trained Match Officials already completing youth games for their local Clubs as well as taking appointments directly from us.”


To find out more about officiating within Norfolk Football, visit our Referee pages or email