Get Into Refereeing
Make a difference to the game in Oxfordshire
Reasons to Referee
Think you can lead from the front and make the tough decisions?
If you're thinking about taking up the whistle, remember, refereeing is a great way to:
- Refereeing is a great way to be involved in football
- There are opportunities for everyone
- Remain active in the game following injury or retirement
- Make new and lasting friends within the game
- Play a huge role in ensuring the players, and supporters, enjoy their match day experience
The FA Basic Referee Course
If you want to qualify as a football referee you will need to do the basic FA referee training course.
The FA basic referee training course provides candidates with an understanding of the ‘Laws of the Game’ and provides them with the practical skills to be a match official. Once you've passed the course and registered as a referee with Oxfordshire FA you will have a qualification recognised throughout England.
ofa referees academy
We're committed to the development of new referees and our Referee Academy is just one of the ways we try to achieve this.
The Academy operates in conjunction with the Oxford United FC (OUFC) Centre of Excellence (CoE) which plays games in the Under 9 to Under 15 age groups every Sunday throughout the season at the Oxford Community School in Cowley.
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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.