Discipline

Rules and Regulations

REFEREES PLAY AN INTEGRAL PART IN ENSURING FOOTBALL REMAINS FAIR, SAFE AND INCLUSIVE FOR ALL

Here you will find the help you need, including laws of the game, match day guidance and information on safeguarding.

Referee’s must affiliate every year for the start of the new season beginning on 1st July. If Referee’s do not register they will not be covered by insurance for any matches that they officiate.

Registration can be done online by accessing your account on the Wholegame system

The below documents will also assist you.

Safeguarding Communication  

U18 Disciplinary Support 

If you have any queries please contact NFA Referee Development Officer, Lindsey Robinson.  

 

Get In Touch

By Phone: 0191 2700 700 (option 2 - option 2) 

By Mobile: 07458043675

Safeguarding and Welfare

SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY

Whatever your involvement in football, you have a responsibility to make our game as safe and enjoyable as possible for everyone.

This is particularly true if your role as a referee involves officiating matches where children and young people under the age of 18 are playing. It also applies if as you are officiating alongside under-18 referees and assistant referees.

Find out how The FA and CFAs manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, and how it applies to you.

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