who's your referee of the year?
If you know a referee who deserves recognition for their services to the game this season, nominate them for an FA and McDonald's Grassroots Football Award!
Become a Referee
Thinking of becoming a referee?
- Refereeing is a great way to be involved in football
- There are opportunities for everyone
- Remain active in the game following injury or retirement
- Make new and lasting friends within the game
- Play a huge role in ensuring the players enjoy their match day experience
Development & Courses
Cumberland FA Are Keen To Support All Referees To Progress Their Skills To Their Full Potential.
We offer development opportunities for officials at all stages of their journey; from those looking to become qualified referees to those climbing the promotion ladder.
If you're just getting into refereeing, Cumberland FA delivers the FA Referee Course which is the starting block for your refereeing career. In addition, CPD Workshops and Development Groups are on hand to support your development. Newly qualified referees are encouraged to become a member of your local Referee Society as well as applying to become part of our Mentor Programme and Referee Academy. Promising officials are also supported via our CORE group, as well as being offered the opportunity to progress via our Promotion Scheme.