Manchester FA officials before the 2017 Premier Cup Final between FC United of Manchester and Stalybridge Celtic at Boundary Park.


Become a member!

Are you looking for a new challenge within football?

Whether it is to become our next Premier League match official or simply an effort to learn some new life skills that will serve you well whatever the future holds, becoming a referee has massive benefits.


Become a Referee

Thinking of becoming a referee?

  • 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 enjoy their match day experience.
FA Grassroots Referees
A helping Hand

RefereeingĀ Support

Our referees are recruited, trained and examined to enable a smooth grassroots operation.  As they gain experience further opportunities are provided to aid their development and progression.  Appointments are made to adult and youth County Cup ties, together with games in certain FA competitions.