Make a difference to the game!
Get into refereeing in Greater Manchester.
Reasons to Referee...
More and more and more people of all ages, genders, races and abilities are getting into their refereeing journey.
- Develop vital skills (teamwork, fitness and communication).
- Stay involved in football beyond playing.
- Understand the game on a different level.
- Potential for a professional career with incredible opportunities along the way.
The FA Referee Course
Looking for a new challenge within football? Refereeing is a fantastic way to be involved in the beautiful game.
There has never been a better time to take the Referee Course.
This is the first step in your career with Manchester FA as all referees begin here, but more importantly where could you end up?
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You will be required to enter your FA Number (FAN) and password to book onto a course or create a FAN and password to book onto one if you don’t have this already. You can create a FAN on the registration page.
A new FAN for your son/daughter will need to be created for their booking as this will track their progress throughout their career.
This also includes our exclusive Referee Membership which is worth £35 and gives you access to extra benefits, whether that is guidance and support or offers and discounts, Manchester FA is committed to providing high-quality member benefits.
To speak to somebody at Manchester FA, contact:
Referee Development Officer
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.