Referee Development Officer Leaves Cumberland FA

Due to a number of changing commitments, both personally and professionally, Steve Dobinson has decided to step away from his role as Cumberland FA Referee Development Officer as he wishes to devote more time to his family in preparation for his impending retirement from the fire service. 

He will remain involved within the grassroots game as a referee tutor and also hopes that he will be able to get back to refereeing more games himself, which has and always will be his main passion.   

We would like place on record our thanks to Steve for his years of service, to both the County FA and to Cumberland’s refereeing community, and wish him all the best for the future.

Cumberland FA will commence recruitment for a new Referee Development Officer in due course.

In the meantime, any enquiries regarding central appointments for the Cumberland County League or County Cups should be sent to 

If referees have any enquiries regarding the Whole Game System and reporting, please direct them to 

For Basic Referee Courses or general referee enquiries, please email