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Make a difference to the game

"Get into Refereeing"

There are many reasons to get into refereeing with the jersey fa

  • Remain active following injury or retirement.
  • Obtain a nationally recognised qualification.
  • Officiate locally.
  • Play a huge role in ensuring the players enjoy their match day experience.
  • Officiate at different age levels.
  • Officiate at flexible times that suit your lifestyle.
  • Earn £18+ per match.

Get in touch

Referee Development Officer Paul Kemp


Referee FAQ's

Your first step is to sign up for the FA Referee Training Course. The course runs twice a year over one weekend commencing Friday evening 6.30pm to 9.30pm onto Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm.

Once qualified you will earn £18+ per match, you earn more as you progress up the Referee promotion pyramid that runs from level 9 to level 1. (The further you can climb in Jersey is level 4) In Jersey, youth referees get paid monthly, whilst adult referees get paid on two occasions throughout the season.

The cost of the FA Basic Referee Course is £55 with a further £20 to register as a Referee. The costs of the Criminal Record Check and the Safeguarding Children course are currently being subsidised by the Jersey FA for new referees.

Anyone over the age of 14 can become a referee. All that is required is a passion for the game and the successful completion of the FA Basic Referee course.


To start you are usually appointed to junior games and as your refereeing experience grows, you will be moved up through the age brackets and into senior football. If you wish, you can choose to stay in Junior football. For youth referees (U14 - U18s) you are only able to referee games up to one year below your age bracket.


The Referee Development Centre, (RDC) sponsored by the One Foundation, runs a weekly three hour theory and practical training session for young referees where they can learn about refereeing and officiate games in a high quality learning environment. The RDC provides young officials, who have recently completed their FA Basic Referee Training Course, with the opportunity to work as a team under the guidance of Jersey FA RDC Co-ordinator Paul Daniel.

The Jersey FA allocates a mentor to each new referee. The mentors attend fixtures to offer feedback, analysis and support.

Once qualified, you let the referee appointments secretary know what times you are available and he will appoint you to games that suit your timetable. Games are played throughout the week so there is plenty of opportunities to referee at a variety of different levels.

Contact the Referee Development Officer Paul Kemp: Email:

The FA Respect


The FA's Respect programme provides a series of tools for leagues, clubs, coaches, players and parents from grassroots to elite football - to help ensure a safe, positive environment in which to play the game.