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Ever tried playing a game of football without a referee?
It's difficult, right...?

Are you a referee? Or are you considering becoming a referee? Then you're in the right place you'll find all the information you need here; development opportunities, courses and all the support you need.

There are many reasons to become a referee; gaining achievement, a new challenge, rewarding, providing a service to; players, coaches and spectators and most of all it can be fun.

There are plenty of refereeing opportunities across Cornwall in a variety of formats including; 11-a-Side, Mini-Soccer, Futsal, Small Sided, Beach Soccer, PowerChair, Disability (Ability Counts League).

The Cornwall FA ensures that is our priority to ensure all games are officiated by a qualified referee. Our referees at The Cornwall FA are all of high standards and are there to provide a friendly, safe and competitive environment for all wishing to take part in the game.

You should be able to find all information that is required within our drop down menu.


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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

Development & Courses

Ever wondered what the game of football is like from the referee's perspective?

Want a hobby where you can earn money?

It can be a very rewarding activity to take up, as not only can you keep fit, but you can develop yourself as a character, and maybe even work your way up into the professional ranks of Cornwall FA.

Contact Us

Lee Swabey

Referee Development Officer


Tel: 01208 262981 or 07846270967

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.