Referees - Referee Appointments

Youth Referee Appointments

Suffolk FA are responsible for appointing referees to Youth football across Suffolk including the following leagues: Suffolk Youth Football League, WAYS, Ipswich & Suffolk Youth Football League and the Suffolk Girls' & Women’s Football League.

The aim of these appointments is to strive for fair and equal coverage of match officials in order to support the development of young players.

By supporting this appointments process, we are ensuring that qualified officials are present to help with generating the best possible football experience For All.

The appointments are made using Full Time and follow the process which is detailed in the document below.

Clubs are responsible for ensuring that match information on Full Time is accurate to allow for more effective deployment  of referees.

Once an appointment is received, clubs are expected to contact the referee to confirm match details including venue and kick-off time.

get in touch

Mel Stickland - Referee Appointments Officer

Tel: 01449 776381 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) / 07432 581341


Ian Atkins - Referee Development Officer

Tel: 01449 776384 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) / 07890 587246


How to get Involved

We have created a guide to help those looking to set-up a new adult football team. The guide includes helpful information from setting up the team to increasing awareness; so should you be setting up a team in a brand new club or if you are an established club introducing a new adult team we hope you find the guide of use.

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