Referees

Rules and Regulations

PLAY BY THE RULES

Referees play an integral part in ensuring football remains fair, safe and inclusive for all.

Here you will find the resources you need, including laws of the game, matchday guidance and information on safeguarding.

Get in touch

Alex Clark 

Alex Clark
(Referee Development Officer)

T: 0191 3872929 (Option 2 then Option 6)

E: Alex.Clark@DurhamFA.com

Referees

Match Day Guidance

Grassroots Football

Other Guidance

Safeguarding and Welfare

SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY

Whatever your involvement in football, you have a responsibility to make our game as safe and enjoyable as possible for everyone.

This is particularly true if your role as a referee involves officiating matches where children and young people under the age of 18 are playing. It also applies if as you are officiating alongside under-18 referees and assistant referees.

Find out how The FA and CFAs manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, and how it applies to you.

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Grassroots Football

Criminal Record Checks (CRC)

Find details on how to obtain a CRC, upcoming courses and the work we’re doing to keep football safe in Durham County.
France v England

Laws of the Game

Stay up to date with the laws of game.
Grassroots Football

Safeguarding Policies & Procedures

Whatever your involvement in football, you have a responsibility to make the game safe and enjoyable for everyone.