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Referee Promotions

Want to climb the refereeing ladder?

Every referee starts out at the bottom of a ladder, looking to learn and develop their skills throughout their refereeing career.

Most are looking for promotion, some with modest targets, some perhaps even with the hope of eventually refereeing in a World Cup Final.

The Dorset FA Referees' Committee wish to encourage and support all referees that apply to participate in the Referee Promotion Scheme. Referees interested in applying for promotion should contact the RDO either in writing or by e-mail. All applications for consideration for promotion must be submitted before the commencement of the promotion year which runs from 1st March 2018 through until 28th February 2019.

 

Refereeing Levels

match official's ‘level’ is a mark of his/her achievement within refereeing.

New referees start out at level 7 and can progress all the way to level 1…and beyond.

Level Y - Youth Referee (qualified referees under 16 years old)

Level 7 - Junior County Referee

Level 6 –County Referee

Level 5 - Senior County Referee

Level 4 - Supply League Referee/Contributory League Assistant

Level 3 - Contributory League Referee/Panel League Assistant

Level 2 - Panel League Referee/Football League Assistant

Level 1 - Football League Referee

Select Group - FA Premier League Referee

FIFA List - International Referee

Get In Touch

For all refereeing enquiries please contact:

Kevin Pike (Referee Development Officer)

By Phone: 01202 688270
(8.30am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday)

By Email: Refereeing@dorsetfa.com

FA Referee Promotion Criteria

All promotion candidates will be expected to meet the following criteria:

 

Level 7 – 6

A Level 7 Referee must have officiated as a Referee in a minimum of 20 games (a minimum of 14 must be in ADULT matches), in one registration period before applying for promotion. 

Must have completed a minimum of 20 (11 v 11) appointed matches as a Referee, of which a maximum of 6 may be at under 18 level.

Will have received a minimum of 3 assessments as a Referee

Must have attended the Promotion 'In Service' Seminars.

Must have taken and passed a written examination in the Laws of the Game.

Meet the required standards, outline previously, for both correspondence and availability.

 

Level 6 – 5

Must have completed a minimum of 20 (11 v 11) appointed matches as a Referee, of which a maximum of 6 may be at under 18 level.

Must have completed a minimum of 5 (11 v 11) appointed matches as an Assistant Referee (on a Supply League or equivalent). 

Will have received a minimum of 3 assessments as a Referee

Must have attended the Promotion 'In Service' Seminars.

Must have taken and passed a written examination in the Laws of the Game.

Meet the required standards, outline previously, for both correspondence and availability.

 

Level 5 – 4

Must operate as a Referee on a Senior League in Dorset as a Tier 1 referee.  Dorset Premier League & Dorset Senior League.

Must have completed a minimum of 20 (11 v 11) appointed matches as a Referee (only in the leagues above).

Must have completed a minimum of 10 (11 v 11) appointed matches as an Assistant Referee (on a Supply League or equivalent). 

Must have received a minimum of 5 assessments as a referee.

Must pass the standard fitness test. A 12 minute run covering a distance of 2600 metres.

Complete 2 x 50 metre sprints each of 7.5 seconds.

Attend the Dorset  FA Promotion Seminars which includes an examination on the Laws of the Game. 

Must attend an FA Seminar and pass a written examination in the Laws of the Game during a Regional In Service Nomination Training Session, delivered by The FA (dates and location tbc).

 

In addition to the above, promotion applicants must:

Respond to all correspondence in writing

Provide written assurances regarding availability to the County and Referee Appointment Secretaries

Maintain a record of all matches, whether as referee or assistant referee

Be proficient in completion of misconduct report writing and attend disciplinary hearings as required

 

Applications - All applications MUST be received by 1st March 2018.  Applications for promotion received after this date WILL NOT be considered. 

 

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