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If you are intereseted in joining Barkston Ash RA it is dead simple. All you have to do is fill in the simple form below and we will contact you back within 5 days.

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Wanting to become a referee?

Who can become a referee?


Anyone over the age of 14 can become a referee. All that is required is a passion for the game and the successful completion of a training course. Many of our existing referees started on courses organised by West Riding County FA.


If you have just finished playing and you want to give something back to the game or if you wish to start a career in refereeing then please follow the link below to book onto a course with the West Riding county football association.

Referee Training Course Content: 

The course is run over 5 modules including the completion of 6 matches as a trainee referee and supported by a referee coach.


Module 1 – Knowledge of the Laws, followed by an assessment with an exit route for those who do not wish to proceed.Candidates will be sent a pre-course study pack wich will include the Laws of Association Football and they will have self tuition of the basic laws. This will then be assessed by the Instructor.



Module 2 – Application of Law a minimum of 15 hours tuition on practical refereeing with the accent on learning how to referee – Fit For Purpose.



Module 3 – Examination, comprising a multiple choice paper, practical refereeing assessment and a Basic Theory (DVD) Assessment (2 papers from the 3 to be taken). The candidate will then become a qualified Level 9 referee.



Module 4 – Referee 6 Eleven-a-side games, a minimum of two to be mentored. Each candidate is guided trough the process with support from a mentor.



Module 5 – In service training where the candidates are called back after the minmum of 6 games. Once this 2 hour workshop session has been completed candidates will be given a certificate and be qualified referees (Level 7/8).

There is also a requirement for candidates to complete the Safeguarding Children Workshop (Child Protection) as well as the CRB check (where appropriate).

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