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Referee Hub

Referee the game

The Referee Hub is a programme for student referees at the University of Warwick. It aims to

  • Support, train and actively provide refereeing opportunities
  • Qualify students who wish to become referees
  • Regular training sessions
  • Access to local Referees’ Association services
  • Exclusive Birmingham FA CPD opportunities
  • Officiate university leagues


Members get continued support through a variety of training sessions and development events, including:

  • Discounted basic referee courses
  • Training sessions, tutored by a qualified FA Level 2 Referee Tutor
  • Observation opportunities at local matches outside the university
  • Exclusive training alongside academy referees at Birmingham FA events
  • Access to Leamington RA events.
  • Opportunities to mentor or be mentored by fellow student referees

What does it cost?

It is free to all University of Warwick students to join the Referee Hub.

How do I apply?

You simply register your interest.

What is it like?

Find out about the experiences of previous referees from our case studies.

Referees’ Association

The Referees’ Association (RA) is a national body which supports referees across the country.

All qualified referees are advised to become a full member of the RA. Annual membership costs around one match fee. The RA provide services including:

  • Incentive and mentor schemes
  • Insurance
  • Products and publications
  • Access to benevolent fund
  • National RA events such as the RA Conference
  • Physiotherapy care

Leamington Referees’ Association

Our partnership with the local Leamington RA provides our members with monthly training sessions and all-year round personal support from experienced officials of all ages. Get their latest news and events - Leamington RA Facebook.

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Useful Contacts

  • Referee Hub EnquriesReferee Hub Resource- warwickrefereehub at warwick dot ac dot uk
  • Marcus Webber, Football Development Officer Marcus dot Webber at warwick dot ac dot uk
  • Richard Watson, Birmingham CFA Referee and Safeguarding Officer - Richard dot Watson at birminghamfa dot com
  • Martin Gittins, Leamington RA Chairmanleamington dot referees at hotmail dot co dot uk

Refereeing Courses

First session Second session Third session Assessment Cost
Sat 02 Nov 2019 Sat 09 Nov 2019 Sat 16 Nov 2019 Jan 2020 £50
Sat 25 Jan 2020 Sat 01 Feb 2020 Sat 08 Feb 2020 April 2020 £50
Sun 03 May 2020 Sun 10 May 2020 Sun 17 May 2020 July 2020 £50

To book onto courses or for any queries, contact Marcus Webber (Football Development Officer) at