Rules of The FA WPL


Supporting AND DEVELOPING our officials

Ever tried playing a game of football without a referee? It's difficult, right...?

Here at Hampshire FA we are dedicated to supporting and developing a team of highly motivated and FA qualified referees. Refereeing is a great way to be involved in football and they play a crucial role in the game; without a referee the game simply can't happen.

There are opportunities for everyone to get involved in refereeing, whether you only want to referee at your local club or progress to the international stage, Hampshire FA is here to aid you on your journey.

Think you can't do it? Think again! Hampshire FA set a student with no prior refereeing or football experience, on The FA Referees Course. Rachel completed the course and passed....everything is possible. Check out the 'Make me a Documentary' below:

Become a Referee

Thinking of becoming a referee?

  • Refereeing is a great way to be involved in football
  • There are opportunities for everyone
  • Remain active in the game following injury or retirement
  • Make new and lasting friends within the game
  • Play a huge role in ensuring the players enjoy their match day experience
FA Grassroots Referees
Continued development


Referee development is provided by Hampshire FA to ensure that Referees are kept up to date on current regulations but also to assist referees with their development so that they can progress further in their careers with ultimately reaching their full potential.

Referee Intro

RefereeingĀ Support

Our referees are recruited, trained and examined to enable a smooth grassroots operation.  As they gain experience further opportunities are provided to aid their development and progression.  Appointments are made to adult and youth County Cup ties, together with games in certain FA competitions.