More and more people of all ages, genders, races and abilities are getting into refereeing.

In order to become a qualified referee, you will need to take part in a FA Basic Referee Course. 

The course will provide you with an introduction to the ‘Laws of the Game’ as well as developing the practical skills required to be a football referee. 

Once completed, you will be registered as a Lincolnshire FA referee and will have obtained a qualification recognised throughout the country.

To become a referee you must be at least 14 years old and a resident of England.


Thinking of becoming a referee? Well there’s never been a better time to pick up the whistle in Lincolnshire.

  • Play a huge role in ensuring the players enjoy their match day experience
  • Remain active following injury or retirement 
  • Make new and lasting friends 
  • Earn money whilst enjoying the game you love
  • Opportunities to progress