Registering as a referee with the Army FA

How to register 

Each year in April, referees are required to re-register with the Army FA in preparation for the forthcoming season. Previously a Registration Form was emailed out to enable this. However, the preferred method is online registration via the Whole Game System portal.

The Whole Game System processes the registration and payment automatically and is controlled entirely by the referee themselves.

For more information on registering, please visit the FA page.

A manual paper form is still available and can be downloaded in the Documents section below. However, referees are asked to attempt the online registration process in the first instance.

Upon completion of the online registration, referees are asked to complete the 'Extra Personnel Details Registration Form' as this captures extra information that is not in the online version. This includes ALL contact details for the referee, and also the contact details of their COs.

Upon completion of both registration forms, you will be provided with an Army FA registration number and card from the Army FA (which is distributed alongside any additional purchases in August of each year).

During the course of the season referees who wish to register are asked to contact the Referees' Secretary via email. The Referees' Secretary will then arrange for forms to be sent out to the referee concerned so they can complete these and return them to the Army FA.

If you have not completed a Safeguarding Children or carried out a Criminal Records Check (CRC) you will need to do so.


The Football Association Mandatory Registration Fee for all levels is £20 which is payable ONLY to your PARENT County; You are reminded that if you are a ‘serving’ Officer or Soldier your PARENT County is the Army Football Association. You may, if you wish, ‘affiliate’ to other Counties.

RN, RAF and Civilian colleagues who wish to ‘affiliate’ to the Army FA may do so without payment of a registration fee. Those who wish to receive copies of the Laws of Association Football (LOAF) should enclose £2.50.

UK Cheques/Postal Orders will be accepted and must be made payable to the Army Football Association. All monies together with the completed registration form must be sent to The Referees’ Secretary, Army FA, Fox Lines, Queens Avenue, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 2LB.


Referee registration form

Army FA extra personnel details

Payment form