Each season Grassroots Football Clubs across Cumberland recruit new players to join their teams ahead of the new season.
Growing the team of Match Officials is no different; and this summer there are 3 opportunities to take a Referee course to join the Team of Match Officials in Cumberland!
REASONS TO REFEREE
If you're thinking about taking up the whistle, remember, refereeing is a great way to:
- Give something back to the game you love
- Remain involved in the game after injury or retirement
- Play a vital role in ensuring players enjoy the game
- Increase participation in the sport
- Make new and lasting friends
The course is open to anyone aged 14 and over.
Monday 1 & Tuesday 2 August 2022, 10am - 4pm
Venue: Carlisle City FC, Gillford Park, CA1 3AF
BOOK - CARLISLE
Monday 8 & Tuesday 9 August 2022, 10am - 3pm
Venue: St Benedict's Catholic High School, Red Lonning, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 8UG
BOOK - WHITEHAVEN
Friday 9 September (5.30pm to 8.30pm) & Saturday 10 September (10am to 4pm)
Venue: St. Joseph’s Catholic High School, Workington
PRE-REQUISITES FOR REGISTRATION
THE FA’S ONLINE GUIDE TO THE LAWS OF THE GAME
The FA’s guide to the Laws of the Game will help improve your understanding of the Laws of the Game (and the variations for youth football) and is available FREE OF CHARGE.
There are five sections (modules) to work through and it will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. Videos are used throughout to demonstrate how the Law should be applied and there are activities to reinforce all the key points. There are some questions at the end of each module, all of which must be answered correctly to successfully complete the learning.
ACCESS THE ONLINE LAWS OF THE GAME
If the prospective referee candidate is Under 18 please ensure that a parent or guardian has created a FA Number (FAN) and you have been linked together using https://myaccount.thefa.com. If you need help creating a FAN click HERE to view the guide.
When completing the online Laws of the Game training, please make sure you're logged in as the referee, and not the parent.
ALL Referees MUST Have In-Date Safeguarding Education Prior To Registering for the course.
Potential Referees who are 14/15 years old must complete the FREE 1 hour Safeguarding For All course (valid for two years)
Potential Referees aged 16+ must complete the new Online Safeguarding Children Course (£30) which is valid for two years (with continual free re-certification) NB this is NOT part of the Referee Course fee and must be paid directly to The FA upon sign up/registration.
When completing the Safeguarding Education training, please make sure you're logged in as the referee, not the parent.
FA DBS CHECK
All potential Referees Aged 16+ must have an in-date FA DBS Check to officiate Under 18 Games in Youth Football – ideally this will have been started prior to the course so that verification of the relevant chosen ID can be arranged during the course. Contact RDO Scott Taylor to get the process started.
If you have any queries regarding the Referee Course, please contact our Referee Development Officer Scott Taylor who will be happy to help!
RefSupport@CumberlandFA.com or telephone 01900 511800
Visit the Get into Refereeing page for more information on the support following the course, kit and more!
If you are keen to become a Refereee but you're unable to attend the above summer courses, you can register your interest for future courses and will be contacted when more are confirmed later in the new season.