NRCFA Summer Update

NRCFA has been busy over recent months

Here are some of the relevant news items you may have missed:


New Referee Observer Recruitment


11 NRCFA Referees Invited into FA CORE 2019 – 20


NRCFA Female Referee Development Group Launch

First meeting on Monday 5 August 2019 at NRCFA


Rebecca Welch – Newly appointed NRCFA Female Referee Ambassador


New FA Referee Courses – September & October 2019

York course at Poppleton JFC starts 24 September 2019


NRCFA Referee Education Centre – Now Live!

Get your logon now and use this facility….great for all referees, including details on the Law changes and Sinbins


NRCFA Centre of Referee Excellence (CORE) Review

I am pleased to confirm that following the review of our CORE programme, we will be working with the following breakdown of 63 Referees:

NRCFA CORE Advanced (Level 4’s)  15

NRCFA CORE Progression (Level 5, 6 & 7’s) 24

NRCFA CORE Development (Level 7 & Youth) 24

We have secured some new facilities at Middlesbrough College & Manor Academy York to deliver our monthly training camps and ensure we can offer the very best levels of support.


NRCFA Paris World Games – July 2019

See how the referees got on in France


Referee Registration 2019 – 20

Finally, we are working hard to complete the annual Referee registration renewal process, and to date, we have just short of 260 Referees completing the process which is slightly up on this time last season


RA-FA Youth Council Inspired Fund

Please note the following message from Amy Robinson, the Youth Council Inspired Fund Project Leader.

We are pleased to announce the launch of the RA-FA Youth Council Inspired Fund for the 2013-14 season!

The Inspired Fund has the aim of identifying inspirational individuals who can use a refereeing qualification to promote refereeing, football and the positive values of sport in their local, under-represented communities. We aim to support a inspirational people wishing to become qualified referees. Once qualified, to then become a role model and promote refereeing within their community to under-represented groups (e.g. BAME Community, Female Officials, Low-Socio Economic etc) and inspire others to take it up. In return for their willingness to promote refereeing we will cover the cost of the Basic Referees Course. The bursary is for a maximum of £150 which will contribute towards the payment of the Basic Referee’s Course.

Attached is the 2013-14 application form which can be sent electronically or hand-written and scanned.

The applicant must fulfil the below criteria:

  • Be aged 14 – 25
  • Have a reference of support
  • Lives within or has strong involvement with an underrepresented community within refereeing this may include but is not limited to; gender, ethnicity, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or low socio-economic groups
  • The desire to become a qualified referee through attending a Basic Referees Course and completion of the six games needed to qualify
  • Attend at least one referee meeting, this may include a county RA-FA meeting, referee evening or Local Referees Association meeting
  • Attend at a local community event to promote refereeing
  • To recruit and refer at least one friend to attend a Basic Referee’s Course
  • To be an ambassador for the RA-FA Youth Council

Once the candidate believes they can fulfil the requirements they must send their completed application forms to by 4th January 2014. We will notify successful applicants following the closing date.

Download the application forms below:

RA-FA Inspired Fund – PDF
RA-FA Inspired Fund – Word