Training Courses


Referee Training & Courses Schedule

Suffolk FA's referee training and course events are predominately intended for current active referees, and the volunteer workforce of Suffolk FA.

Our course programme has now finished for this season, and our next courses will start in the summer.

Potential referees should email their interest to referee development manager Colin Hills at confirming their contact details and their date of birth.

If you require more information please contact Colin Hills via the above email address.

Referees In Service Training

Referee In Service Training provides support and education for referees and the referee workforce throughout Suffolk. There are a range of events to meet the needs of all referees. For full details please click on the document below.

Fitness Training for Referees

Suffolk referees can take advantage of a weekly training plan designed to improve and maintain fitness.

The training plan will incorporate a weekly training agenda, as well as offering tips and advice. It is designed as a guide to help prepare for the season ahead. During the season a number of practical workshops will be set up to give every match official the opportunity to interact with other referees and colleagues.

Initially the sessions are designed to prepare referees for the season ahead. Once the season is underway the plans will change to incorporate different aspects such as speed, strength, intensity and endurance training.