Young Referees Group

Young Referees Group

The Norfolk FA Young Referee Group is for all registered match officials in Norfolk, aged 14-21. The purpose of the group is to support and offer development opportunities to all young referees in the County.

The Norfolk FA Young Referee Group hold development evenings throughout each season and these will be
 run by the Referee Development Officer and guest speakers. Over the past few seasons, the group have had Norfolk's very own Premier League Match Officials Dan Robathan and Lee Betts deliver some fantastic presentations on various refereeing topics.

All referees in the Young Referee Group have the opportunity to be nominated for further development programmes such as the County CORE and National CORE which is the FA's Centre of Refereeing Excellence Programme. 

If you would like more information on the Norfolk FA Young Referee Group, please contact

safeguarding for referees

Norfolk FA takes the safety and well-being of our young Referees very seriously. Whilst the vast majority of football is played in safe and friendly environments where everyone can enjoy taking part, there may be occasions where you would like additional help and support. If you witness anything that concerns you, have any safeguarding issue regarding yourself, or if you just wish to speak to us, the document at the bottom of this page provides full details of who to contact as well as other useful information.