TAKE UP THE WHISTLE IN 2023/24 –THE FA REFEREE COURSE
We are pleased to confirm the first set of dates for the 2023/24 season’s FA Referee Courses.
After an excellent season of Match Official recruitment which saw over 100 newly qualified Referees, we are looking to add to our existing cohort. So, if you’ve ever thought about taking up the whistle, book your place now.
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 first course of the upcoming season will take place at The FDC, Norwich on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th July.
The FDC will also host courses in August and September, along with Great Yarmouth Town FC hosting a course for the East of the County and Fakenham Town FC hosting a course for the West of the County.
The final course being delivered this Summer is specifically for females and will serve to allow women and girls to undertake the course and build relationships with each other.
Referee Development Officer Harvey Newstead said: “Last season's courses were a great success with lots of referees trained. Many of those referees have completed their five matches and are now regularly officiating in Norfolk Football.
“It is really pleasing to be able to launch another five courses for people to take up the whistle and I am looking forward to supporting our next set of match officials through 2023/24 and beyond.”
The latest set of dates for The FA Referees Course are as follows:
The FDC – Friday 14th July 2023, 6pm – 9pm and Saturday 15th July 2023, 9am - 3pm
Great Yarmouth Town FC – Thursday 27th July 2023, 6pm – 9pm and Sunday 30th July 2023, 9am - 3pm
Fakenham Town FC – Friday 18th August 2023, 6pm – 9pm and Sunday 20th August 2023, 9am - 3pm
The FDC – Tuesday 22nd August 2023, 9am – 2pm and Wednesday 23rd August 2023, 9am - 2pm
The FDC (Female Only) – Wednesday 30th August 2023, 9am – 6:30pm
BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE
Norfolk Combined Youth Football League Bursaries
The Norfolk Combined Youth Football League are operating funding schemes for the 2023-24 season for match officials. These schemes involve a Referee Reward Scheme, Excess Mileage Scheme and a New Referee Bursary.
The new Referee Bursary scheme, gives newly qualified match officials the opportunity to earn £80 back after the completion of 8 fixtures in the league (5 of which must be U11-18).
To find out more about officiating within Norfolk Football, visit our Referee pages or email Harvey.Newstead@NorfolkFA.com.