Suffolk Refereeing

Referees

Ever wanted to be part of the beautiful game in another way?

Referees play a crucial role in helping football take place. From local grassroots football played in a park on a Sunday morning right through to the FA Cup Final at Wembley, every football match needs a referee.

Suffolk FA are dedicated to encouraging its referees to ‘Aspire’, while supporting them to ‘Achieve.’

We work hard to provide a wide range of opportunities and support to registered referees officiating across the county already, and encourage those looking to get into refereeing for the first time.

Get in Touch

Senior Referee Development Officer - Alan Dale

01449 776310 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) / 07890 587228 

Email: alan.dale@suffolkfa.com

Become a Referee

Thinking of becoming a referee?

  • Refereeing is a great way to be involved in football
  • There are opportunities for everyone
  • Remain active in the game following injury or retirement
  • Make new and lasting friends within the game
  • Play a huge role in ensuring the players enjoy their match day experience
FA Grassroots Referees

Development & Courses

If you are thinking about becoming a referee or working your way up the promotion ladder, Suffolk FA are able to support you through your journey.

We have a range of different options for you to develop your refereeing skills and your career.


A helping Hand

RefereeingĀ Support

Our referees are recruited, trained and examined to enable a smooth grassroots operation.  As they gain experience further opportunities are provided to aid their development and progression.  Appointments are made to adult and youth County Cup ties, together with games in certain FA competitions.