Northumberland FA recognises the vitally important role the referee plays in the game. From the local parks to elite levels of the game, football needs referees. The vision of Northhumberland FA is to provide a qualified referee for all affiliated matches within the county. We are focused on providing innovative and different ways to encourage and support the recruitment of new referees into the game to join those already dedicated and more experienced referees who officiate on games week in week out.
Northumberland currently boasts over 320 referees with over 60 trainee referees operating. The County is home to some of the countries top officials including Michael Oliver (FIFA Referee), Mick McDonough (Premier League Assistant Referee), as well as Scott Duncan, Eddie Ilderton, and Richard Clark who all Referee regularly on the Football League.
If you wish to join our team then please check out the course dates here. Alternatively, if you have any queries, please contact the Referee Development Officer, Lucy May, by emailing Lucy.May@NorthumberlandFA.com