Volunteer Match Officials Development Programme


The Cornwall County Football Association in partnership with the East Cornwall Youth League & Kernow Youth League is launching a Volunteer Match Official Development Programme.


To up skill the volunteer match official workforce, targeting:

  1. Referees officiating at 11-a-Side, from Under 12 to Under 15 Age Brackets (Noted. County FA currently appoint Referees to the U16 & U18 Age Groups)
  2. Mini Soccer Facilitators in the U8 to U11 Age Groups
  3. Club Assistant Referees in all 11-a-Side Age Groups

NOTE. New 9 v 9 Format will be covered within 1 above.


Most Volunteer Referees have a direct relationship to a player within the team, for example Dad, Mum, Brother, Sister, etc.

Registered Referees have liability Insurance and members of the Referees Association have the support & services of their National Body. This support is not available to “club” volunteers

It is not the intention to take the volunteers out of youth football merely to up skill them with a qualification and to provide them with a network of support from the Governing Bodies.


In partnership with the CCFA we will run discounted basic 11-a-Side referee courses, clubs may wish to sponsor their volunteer workforce or at least assist to further subsidise the course costs.

Mini- Soccer Facilitator Courses & Certificated Assistant Referee Courses will also be arranged in partnership with the CCFA.  The CCFA & League will give a FREE place on the Mini-Soccer OR Certificated Assistant Referees Course for every place a club books on the 11-a-Side Course.

Further In Service specialised Refereeing Programmes will also be made available.

Limited Places still available the Subsidised course fee from the CCFA is £45

For further information on these courses please contact:

Ray Brown, Referee Development Officer, on either 01208 262983 (Office), 07846 270967 (Mobile) or email.

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