All About Registering As A Referee With The Army FA

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 FA are now accepting registrations via the Online Portal "Whole Game System".

The "Whole Game System" is the preferred method for Referee Registration as it now processes the registration and payment automatically and is controlled entirely by the referee themselves.

The online method is efficient for both the Army FA and the referee involved, giving the responsibility for data entry, control of information, and payment control over to the referee concerned. 

To register online please visit the following link for guidance and assistance:

A manual paper form is still available and is attached to this page. 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 Regsitration Form" as this captures extra information that is not captured in the online version.  This includes ALL contact details for the referee, and also the contact details of their CO's.  This form can be found in the related links box on the right hand side.

Upon completion of both the 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) please visit the link below to find out more details:

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


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