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Get into Refereeing

Make a difference to the game in Jersey

 There are many reasons to get into refereeing in Jersey:

  • To remain active following injury or retirement from the game
  • To obtain a nationally recognised qualification
  • To test and challenge yourself
  • To play a huge role in ensuring the players enjoy their match day experience
  • To earn £18.50+ per match

There are opportunities in the island to officiate at different age levels and at a standard that's suitable to your skill set and experience. With matches on throughout the week, you can officiate at times that suit you and your lifestyle.

Many of our young referees take their first steps into officiating through the Jersey FA's Referee Development Centre

If you're interested in fulfilling a vital role in local football and getting into refereeing, please read our Frequently Asked Questions section below and get in contact with our Referee Development Officer Paul Kemp.

Get in touch

Referee Development Co-ordinator

Harry Walker


Phone: 01534 730433


Your first step is to contact our Referee Development Officer Paul Kemp - - and then sign up for the next FA Referee Training Course.

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.

The Referee Development Centre (RDC) 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.

For more information please visit the RDO page of this website.

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 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 are plenty of opportunities to referee at a variety of different levels.

Once qualified you will earn £18.50+ per match. You earn more as you progress up the referee promotion pyramid. In Jersey, youth referees get paid monthly, whilst adult referees get paid on two occasions throughout the season.

Contact the Referee Development Officer Paul Kemp: Email:

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