Cumberland FA Referees

Referees Societies

Cumberland Referee Support Community


The Referees' Association is a National body which is made up of over 300 local Referees' Associations, Branches or Societies providing assistance, support and guidance. Click the link below to learn more about the national Referee Association.

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Cumberland referee societies

Connecting, Supporting and Developing Grassroots Football

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Meetings: 1st Wednesday of each month during the football season (Aug to May) except January. 

Contact: Email Scott Taylor

Venue: The Railway Club, Gillford Park (next door to Carlisle City FC)

Time: 7:30pm 

Annual Membership: £20 for Adults / £10 Under 18's. No charge for Newly Qualified Referees in their first full season.

A bit more information: We have experience in our ranks from the Football League, National League and Northern League as well as local level (County League and Youth Leagues). Members often discuss refereeing issues in our popular ‘problem corner’ feature - where support is provided as there is almost always someone who has had a similar experience. 

Training is often provided by members who have been or are currently active FA Tutors. We regularly record Premier League highlights and analysis onto DVD and review these at meetings, which creates great discussion and member interaction.


 Meetings: Third Monday of each month

Contact: Email Adam Pattison

Venue: Workington Working Men's Club

Time: 7:00pm

Membership:  £20 for Adults / £10 Under 18's. No charge for Newly Qualified Referees in their first full season.

A bit more information:

Referees can expect a relaxed environment with referees of various levels and experience. The meeting allows any referee to discuss in a confidential environment, any problems they are having, any situations they are unsure of, or generally to meet and network with their colleagues.

Training is provided monthly by training officers on a range of topical subjects at the time.



Get in Touch

Steve Dobinson, Referee Development Officer

07786 361337

Emma Sharrock, Football Services Officer

01900 511800