Become a Referee!

















Next Class – Wednesday 15th January 2020

The next course begins on 15 January 2020 from 7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. in The Seminar Room at Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV).

Course fee

£35 (includes the first season’s membership fee and a starter pack of kit and equipment)
£15 for concessions (students and unemployed)

The course length is 8 – 10 weeks.  Full attendance is beneficial, but if you are unable to attend every session, simply advise the instructors when you arrive and they will provide you the materials for the sessions you are going to miss.

There are two parts to the Introductory Course. The first is classroom-based learning on the Laws of the Game with an exam in the final week.  The exam is conducted on computers at the course venue and  involves multiple choice questions, report writing and assessing match incidents on video.

The second part involves officiating a match under the guidance of a more experienced referee. Once part two is completed, candidates are able to join the local Referees’ Association and become a Scottish FA registered referee.

A practical session is held prior to officiating your first game covering pre and post match administration, pitch inspection, positioning during open play and set pieces etc.

Support is given to new referees by their Referees’ Association and a mentor will be arranged to provide guidance in the early stages of their refereeing careers. Direction will also be given on suitable leagues to commence refereeing.

The Coaching Instructors, Ian Bailey and Duncan Nicolson have a wealth of experience as Referees and both have invaluable knowledge to share as a members of the Coaching Team.


Use Facebook? Like our page (Scottish FA Referees – Aberdeen and District) and send us a message to book your place.  We’d be delighted to hear from you.

Aberdeen & District Referees Facebook

Alternatively, register through the Scottish FA Refereeing department on the following address:

or if are interested and have a specific query and would like more information, then please contact Roddy Cobb (Association Secretary) on; or call on (07825350962).