Suffolk FA is always keen to encourage more females to take up refereeing in the county.

A recruitment drive in the summer of 2014 saw the number of active female referees in Suffolk increase from three to 24.

If you are aged 14 or above and are interested in becoming a referee, please contact Suffolk FA Referee Development Officerer Mary Harmer on 01449 776310 or via

Lucy May, one of the top female referees in the country who is a Level 3 referee and an assistant referee at Conference level, attended the KBB Suffolk FA Grassroots Festival at Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich in May 2014 and carried out workshops for girls. She is pictured above with girls at the festival.

Click here to read about referee Emily Heaslip's experiences as a newly-qualified referee

Click here to read about the praise received by three young referees

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