Referee Awards

Referee Awards

The Doug Watts Young Referee of the Year

Recognising young talent.

The Doug Watts Award is presented annually to a young referee whom throughout the season has shown exemplary commitment to refereeing.

The winner chosen by our Referees Committee will be someone under the age of 21, who:

  • has a minimum of two seasons experience
  • has shown consistent availability
  • has an exemplary record
  • takes on additional off-field activities to support their colleagues
  • supports and attends OFA training events
  • finishes in the top ten of the merit table of their preferred league
  • is a maximum of a level 5 referee


Anyone can nominate a referee for consideration but this must be done in writing and submitted to us, via email by the 1st March each year.
Yes, but not in consecutive seasons.
The criteria listed above is not exhaustive and so we will consider any appropriate additional information that may compliment the nomination.
The award is presented to the winner at the annual Oxfordshire FA Awards Evening, which usually takes place in June each year.

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