Cumberland FA Referees

Referee Payment / Match Fees

There are certain costs involved with being a referee - our leagues recognise this through offering match day fees and expenses.


Each league will pay a different fee (and/or expenses) depending on the age of the participants, the duration of the game and the experience of the referees. For more information about specific league fees for match officials, please contact the referee appointment secretary.

Want to find out more?

Answers to your frequently asked questions

Each league will pay different fees depending on the age, level and format of the game. We would recommend you to contact your league directly in order to gain clarification of payments.

For County Cup fees, please refer to the rules for the current season.

Generally yes, however, the arrangement is between the clubs and the referee.

The majority of games in Cumberland are appointed by the League's Referee Appointment Officer. In the first instance we would recommend you contacting your League Referee Appointment Officer to register with the League and therefore be given appointments on a regular basis. Alternatively, you can contact the Cumberland FA Referee Development Officer for more clarification and advice.

Cumberland FA County Cup fixtures are appointed by the County FA Appointments Officer.

Get in Touch

Steve Dobinson, Referee Development Officer

07786 361337

Steve.Dobinson@CumberlandFA.com

Emma Sharrock, Football Services Officer

01900 511800

Refereereg@CumberlandFA.com