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Become a qualified Match Official

Norfolk County FA
We are pleased to confirm the second set of dates for FA Referee Courses in the 22/23 season.

Become a qualified Match Official

We are pleased to confirm the second set of dates for FA Referee Courses in the 22/23 season.

After an excellent start to the season of Match Official recruitment which saw 58 newly qualified Referees take the course, we are looking to expand the pool of FA qualified referees in Norfolk.

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.

We are delivering three courses in different areas of the County: Thetford, Norwich and Heacham. Our aim is to train new Match Officials in all areas of the County as we have already delivered a Course in Great Yarmouth this season.

The FDC will host a course in November on a Friday evening and a Sunday. We will also be in the South and West of the County, at Thetford and Heacham respectively, at the end of October.

Referee Development Officer Harvey Newstead said: “Having already trained over 50 new referees this season, we are keen to add to that number and grow the refereeing community in Norfolk.

“It is really pleasing to be able to launch more courses for people to take up the whistle and I am looking forward to supporting our next set of match officials through the remainder of the 2022/23 season and beyond.”


The latest set of dates for The FA Referees Course are as follows:

  • Thetford Town Football Club - Wednesday 26th October 2022, 9am – 2pm & Thursday 27th October 2022, 9am – 2pm
  • Heacham Football Club - Friday 28th October, 6pm – 9pm and Sunday 30th October, 9am - 3pm
  • The FDC, Bowthorpe - Friday 18th November, 6pm – 9pm and Sunday 20th November, 9am - 3pm




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