What qualifications do Premier League referees need?

What qualifications do Premier League referees need?

If you want to qualify as a referee, you will need to be at least 14-years-old, live in England and successfully complete the FA Referee Course.

How do you become an international football referee?

National referee – Must be 23 years old. Can officiate all games except formal FIFA international matches. Grade 3 indicates a referee’s readiness to be considered for international service. National referee – Must be 23 years old.

What is the age limit for referees in the Premiership?

A referee must be at least 25 years old on 1 January to be eligible for International Referee listing nomination on that calendar year. An assistant referee is eligible at the age of 23 years.

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Who is in charge of Premier League referees?

Mike Riley
– The training, development and mentoring of 110 referees and 175 assistant referees, run by Managing Director Mike Riley (a former PGMOL referee) and a team of managers and coaches.

Who is the youngest referee in the Premier League?

Michael Oliver
At only 25 years of age, Michael Oliver became the youngest referee in Premier League history when he took charge of Birmingham City’s clash with Blackburn Rovers in August 2010, and he has remained a top-flight official ever since.

How long does a referee qualification last?

Getting a DBS with the London FA costs £10.00 which is valid for three years. At the beginning of each season you must also re-register and this costs £20, providing it is done before 31st July, or £30 thereafter.

At what age do professional referees retire?

The average age of retirement for elite professional referees is about 45 years. The mandatory fitness tests for referees at top amateur and professional levels tend to enforce retirement by early 50s.

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Do refs have other jobs?

An NFL ref can make anywhere from $25,000 to $70,000 a season, although since most of the games are on Sundays, they can also have other jobs during the week. (We’ll get to those in a minute.) That cash comes with responsibilities, though.

How much do Division 2 football referees make?

College football refs make between $11,000 and $300,000 per year. Newer officials in the power conferences can take home around $800 per game. Their travel and expenses are usually covered as well.

How do I become a referee in England?

If you want to qualify as a referee, you will need to be at least 14-years-old, live in England and successfully complete the FA Referee Course. To attend an FA referee course you will need to contact a member of the referee development team at your local RDO/Ms Key Contacts or visit their website to find a course near you.

What is semi-professional refereeing?

Semi-professional refereeing is co-ordinated by The Football Association, which is responsible for the appointments and management of Panel referees (Level 2a and 3b referees on the Football Conference) and Contributory League referees (Level 3 referees on Step 3 & 4 Leagues).

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How many referees are there in the English Football League?

Promotion from 2A to the English Football League and beyond, also includes an interview. The final promotion is to the International List, where The FA currently has 10 referees and 14 assistants, both male and female. Simply predict six correct scores to win Jeff’s £1 million.

How many officials are there in a football match?

However, at the semi-pro and professional level of the game, all matches will have four officials: the referee, two assistant referees and a fourth official. The assistant referees assist the referee to control the match in accordance with the Laws of the Game.