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Rules and Regulations

Referees play an integral part in ensuring football remains fair, safe and inclusive for all. Here you will find the resources you need, including laws of the game, matchday guidance and information on safeguarding.

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Laws of the game

You can download a copy of the Laws of the Game in the below related document

Pitch Inspection

Match Day Guidance

Information and guidance on pitch inspections, match abandonment and other match day procedures.

Other Guidance

Information on report writing and misconduct and social media guidance. 
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Local Safeguarding and Welfare Information

Upcoming courses, obtaining a FA CRC, reporting concerns and support for Club Welfare Officers.
Safeguarding and Welfare


Whatever your involvement in football, you have a responsibility to make our game as safe and enjoyable as possible for everyone.

This is particularly true if your role as a referee involves officiating matches where children and young people under the age of 18 are playing. It also applies if as you are officiating alongside under-18 referees and assistant referees.

Find out how The FA and CFAs manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, and how it applies to you.