Get into Refereeing

Rules and Regulations


Referees play an integral part in ensuring football remains fair, safe and inclusive for all. Here you will find the resources you need, including laws of the game, match day guidance and information on safeguarding to help you to continue making a difference to the local game.

If you have any enquires regarding a personal hearing or misconduct contact Jersey FA Administrator For the full Jersey FA Rules & Regulations click on the link below.

Get in touch

Jersey FA

(9am-5pm Mon-Friday)

Tel: 01534 730433


Fair play on & off the pitch

Rules and Regulations

FA Rules and Regulations ensure fair play in the grassroots game, both on and off the pitch. Find information about the following areas here.

  • Laws of the Game
  • Discipline
  • Safeguarding & Welfare
  • Inclusion

Rules, Regulations & Referee Match Day GUIDANCE


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Match Day Guidance

From pitch inspections to 4th officials, here you will find all the Match Day support you need.
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Other Guidance

General guidance for match officials, from social media to report writing.
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Local Initiatives

Keep up to date with our local safeguarding activities. You’ll find details of forthcoming safeguarding training courses and workshops, how to obtain a Criminal Record Check (CRC) if you need one – and lots of other relevant information.
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Whatever your involvement in football, you have a responsibility to make our game as safe and enjoyable as possible for everyone.

This is particularly true if your role as a referee involves officiating matches where children and young people under the age of 18 are playing. It also applies if as you are officiating alongside under-18 referees and assistant referees.

Find out how The FA and Jersey FA manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, and how it applies to you.