Young Referees Group

Young Referees Group

The Norfolk FA Young Referee Group is for all registered match officials in Norfolk, aged 14-21. The group is run by a Management Team made up of young referees, who are dedicated to help recruit, support and develop young match officials whilst having the responsibility of running development evenings and delivering opportunities for the young referees  in the county.

The Norfolk FA Young Referee Group hold development evenings throughout each season and these will be run by the Management Team 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. 

Below are the Norfolk FA Match Officials who volunteer their time to be a part of the Young Referee Group Management Team and work alongside Referee Development Officer, Harvey Newstead.

YRG Management Team:

Position Vacant
Gracie East
Alex Vasey

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.