Training and Development

Match Officials are more than just 80 minutes


Every Match Official is on the Match Officials' Pathway.

They are all are supported to develop their own way through the system to become the best official they can be.


All the Match Officials from our nine full time officials, all the way through to Foundation Match Officials, commit to a rigorous training programme of fitness and skills in order to ensure peak performance.


There are a number local Match Officials Societies across the country.

They are in place to support the training and recruitment of Match Officials on a local level, while providing a close-knit network Match Officials to share ideas and forge lasting relationships.

See here for a full list of societies and contact details.

Courses and Qualifications

Universally recognised and accredited qualifications are offered which can be used by officials to aid their career and personal development.