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FA Referee Course dates announced for August

We're running an FA Referee course on 16th and 19th August.

Oxfordshire FA are running the FA Referees Course in August for those wanting to become a referee involved in the 11-a-side game both in Youth and Adult football.

The course, which costs £140, at Oxford Academy will run across two sessions (16th and 19th August) and will consist of both classroom and on-pitch learning.

The FA Referee Course is designed to equip new referees with the key skills and knowledge they will need to be able to referee grassroots football matches safely and effectively.  It is for people aged 14 and over who want to referee mini soccer, 9 v 9 and/or 11 v 11 football.  

The course comprises online learning on the Laws of the Game and face-to-face training.

To find out more about the course, visit our dedicated FA Referees Course page. For further information, and to book onto the August course, email

Please note that you must complete the online learning before attending the face-to-face training. You will also need to complete online safeguarding training before attending the face-to-face training.

All candidates must be based in the Oxfordshire FA County boundaries to apply for the course.