Cumberland FA Referees

Mentoring & Volunteering

Supporting Referees in Cumberland


             THE NERVES.
               THE EXCITEMENT.
               THE ADRENALINE. 

How much better would it have been if you'd had someone who could offer advice, support and a friendly shoulder? Could you be that person now, for a new referee? 

We're always looking for people who are willing and able to support referees in the early stages of their development. Mentoring is a rewarding experience for both parties, and helps build confidence and enthusiasm to continue refereeing. 


Cumberland FA Referees



It is important to offer words of encouragement and to be able to praise the strengths in the referees’ game to help boost their confidence for their next match. It is also important to offer advice on a small area of development and give the referee something to work on for their next game.

A mentor can be someone who has years of refereeing experience or someone who has none.

If you wish to be a mentor and you believe you possess the desirable characteristics of a good mentor please contact Scott Taylor, Referee Development Officer



want to find out more?

Connecting, Supporting and Developing Grassroots Football

answers to your frequently asked questions

You will need to have an in-date FA CRC, Safeguarding Children Certificate and have attended one of our Mentor Training courses. 

Absolutely not. The skills of a mentor are empathy, encouragement, motivation and communication. If you have these in abundance you are the type of person we're looking for. 

Yes, you do. Mentors receive a fee to cover time - for more information on mentor fees please, get in touch.


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