Referee Registration - Season 2016 / 2017

The registration process for Season 2016 / 2017 is now OPEN to all referees in Cumberland. Individually personalised e-mail invitations were sent out to all of our existing referees on 3rd May 2016, along with letters to those referees who have not yet registered an e-mail address with the County FA.

Referees are invited to register electronically for next season through the WGS by following this link:

Passwords can be re-set using the following link (even if you have not used our online services previously): 

Once you have logged into your Referee Dashboard, click onto the ‘Referee Administration’ tab, then click on ‘Start Referee Re-registration for 2016-17’ in order to complete your registration process.

Why not also take the time to familiarise yourself with the online discipline reporting section which can be found by clicking on ‘Add Match’ on the left hand side of the screen.

The registration fee remains at £20.00 per referee, and this is a national cost set by The FA.

If you are aged 16+, you will require a valid Criminal Record Check (CRC) to officiate in youth football. If you don’t have one or need a renewal (valid for a period of three years), then please contact Steve Dobinson on 07786 361337 or e-mail ASAP to make arrangements to have your ID documents verified. Please note that you will NOT be able to successfully register for next season until this has been completed.

***Referees who register ONLINE by 31st May 2016 will be entered into a draw for the chance to win a Nike Referee Kit, and winners will be notified after this date***

Please note that all referees must be registered by 30th June 2016, and therefore should not be actively refereeing after this date until you are registered for the new season, as you will not be covered under CFA Public Liability & Personal Accident Insurance.


Support Materials

If you require any support with the online registration process, we have a series of videos and documents to assist you; please click on the relevant links below to view.

WGS Referee Registration Tutorial Video
WGS Referee Registration Guidance Manual
WGS Referee Registration Frequently Asked Questions
WGS Ethnicity & Diversity Tutorial Video
Referees - Criminal Record Check (CRC) - Guidance Leaflet

Please note that we can also offer e-mail/telephone support and 1-1 webex sessions during or out of normal office hours if required.

If you have any queries, or if you require any assistance, then please contact Emma Sharrock, Football Services Officer on 01900 872310 (option 2), or e-mail

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