The FA Centre of Refereeing Excellence


21st March - Durham FA cup finals seminar

All those match officials who have been appointed to Durham County FA finals will attend to meet their team and will work on developing team work and preparing for their finals. Guest speaker will be Premier League referee Tony Harrington who will deliver a session on team ethos.

Venue: Durham FA HQ,



23rd March – DFA CORE SELECT

Our monthly meeting of DFA CORE SELECT held at Durham FA, for those who are show promise as referees and are currently within the promotion system. These are delivered by our strong coaching team led by Geoff Eltringham (EFL Championship referee) and include both practical and technical sessions.

Venue: Riverside Sports complex (next to DFA HQ)

Time: 6.30pm


3rd April – CORE Development

Our last of 3 CORE Development event takes place at Durham FA HQ in the evening. It will led by our CORE coaching team and focuses upon key areas such as the promotion pathway and developing refereeing skills to succeed.

This group is aimed at those who wish to move into the promotion pathway in the coming seasons and aims to give them a better understanding of the requirements and give them the opportunity to succeed.

Venue: Durham FA HQ

Time: 6.30pm


6th April – Female CORE

Our last female session of the season will look at match incidents and developing ideas around applying law and game expectations. It will be followed by an outdoor practical session developing match movements and fitness.

Venue: Ford Quarry Hub, Sunderland

Time: 6.45pm

Get in touch

Sebastian Stockbridge
(Referee Development Officer)

T: 0191 3872929 (Option 2 then Option 6)


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