Referee Information

The Football Association of Wales is always seeking to recruit Referees, both male and female.

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FAW Referee Categories

The FAW Referee Categories, which were agreed by FAW Council in June 2015 are stated on the attached PDF. Referees seeking promotion should declare this to their Area Association at the start of the season when registering for the season. Promotion up to Grade 3A is the responsibility of the Area Association. Beyond this, promotion is the responsibility of the FAW.

UEFA Referees Convention

The Football Association of Wales joined the UEFA Referee's Convention on March 31st 2010. In doing so, the FAW became one of thirty UEFA national associations who are part of the UEFA Convention on Referee Education and Organisation, which aims to raise refereeing standards across the European game.

The UEFA Convention on Referee Education and Organisation has a variety of objectives. These include enhancing referee education, promoting the role of the referee, and improving refereeing structures and development within the European associations.

When they sign the convention, associations agree to a development plan for refereeing and become entitled to receive a financial contribution for their work, and further annual payments as long as the required standards are maintained.

Referees Ties and Sew on Badges are available.

Referee Badges with new Welsh Crest Available - £5.00 - (Only Category 3a referees and above are eligible)
Referee Ties with new Welsh Crest Available - £10.00 - (Only Category 3B referees and above are eligible)

If you wish to give service to the game as a Referee, please visit our Referee Recruitment page.

Referee Information
08/04/2016
FAW Referee Categories 2015.16.pdf
08/04/2016
UEFA Convention Regs 2012.pdf