referee awards

Referee Recognition Awards 2023

From the heart of the action, to the centre of the stage. Nominate your referee heroes today

It’s time to celebrate the referees whose unique contribution makes such a difference to our game, clubs and communities.

Nominate a referee who’s impressed you this season, and they could carry home one of 12 national awards in the first ever national Referee Recognition Awards. 

You can nominate as many referees in as many categories as you want. Just tell us why you think they should win, and we’ll take care of the rest!


The full list of categories is as follows:

  • Outstanding Contribution to Refereeing Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Refereeing in the Community Award
  • Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Award
  • Newcomer of the Year Award
  • Mental Health and Well-being Champion Award
  • Inspirational Role Model Award
  • Championing Diversity Award
  • Unsung Hero Award
  • Club Recognition Award
  • Positive Environment Award
  • Refereeing Volunteer of the Year Award

Nominate today to recognise football’s fantastic referees!