Registering as a referee with the Army FA


If you are a Regular or FTRS Serving Soldier you 
must be registered with the Army FA in order to referee. If you are a Reserve soldier, then if you only officiate for the Army FA then you are permitted to register with the Army FA, otherwise as you are officiating on civilian games you have to register with your local County and then affiliate to the Army FA.

2022/23 Referee Registration

 Referees who are registered for the 2022/23 season, will be considered as registered until 30th June 2023.

Referee registration opening date:

Referee registration for season 2022/23 opened on the Whole Game System on 1st June 2022.  Registration for subsequent seasons will be on 1st June each year.


How to Register

Referee Registration 2022/23

If you have not registered for the 2022/23 season it is imperative that you do so immediately by utilising the link below:

1. For instructions on how to register please follow the guidance below:
Re-Registering as a referee (16+) : Grassroots Technology (

It is a Football Association directive that ALL referees MUST have an in-date appropriate safeguarding qualification on their record in order to allow them to re-register for season 2022/23

Alongside this ALL officials who are refereeing youth football or are a Referee Mentor or Observer MUST also hold an in-date DBS in order to be compliant to the FA Safeguarding regulations.

It is your responsibility to check your own records on WGS and, where required, complete the relevant processes as follows:


All Referees who are 16+ can:
a. If you have a previous Safeguarding Workshop Date, complete the free online recertification LINK HERE (valid for three years)


Please download the “CRB Letter April 2021” and, once completed, provide the relevant documentation to Steve Clout in order for the verification process to be completed.

WGS Issues

If you have any registration issues via WGS please email Jenny Payne. Any other non WGS registration issues please contact Steve Clout.


The Football Association Mandatory Registration Fee for all levels is £20 which is payable ONLY to your PARENT County;



Army FA CRB Letter April 2021