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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