Have you registered to referee next season?
So your kit bag is just about ready to be stored away after this season but before you do that, have you remembered to renew your referee registration so you can officiate in the 2018/19 season?
If you haven't done it yet, we would encourage you to do it as soon as possible but no later than 30th June 2018.
In fact, we're offering all BBFA referees that register prior to the 30th June 2018 the opportunity to win a FREE NIKE KIT worth over £70 by entering them into a prize draw.
What's more, with a change in regulation this year, match officials will be permitted to wear colour referee shirts, so the winner of the new kit will be able to choose between a black, turquoise or pink/red referee colour shirt!
To renew your registration
Referees are now able to login via The Whole Game System to renew their Referee Registration for the 2018/19 Season.
You will require your FAN number to login. Please make sure you login with your FAN number, not your email address! If you have forgotten your password then please follow the link below:
I've Forgotten my Password
Once you have logged into The Whole Game System, through the Referees Portal, the option to register for the 2018-19 season can be found on your Referee Administration tab on the left hand side.
You will be able to access your Registration Number/Affiliation Number, once your registration is complete in your Referee Portal.
Please ensure all your personal details, and availability is up to date. The information collated during the registration period, is used throughout the season therefore it is imperative it is up to date! Any referees under 18 should input their parent/guardian contact details.
Criminal Records Checks
Any referee wishing to officiate in Youth Football and is aged 16 and over, will be required to complete an FA Criminal Record Check. I would also strongly encourage every referee to complete The FA Criminal Records Check. All CRC checks are valid for 3 years.
Please note no referee will be able to register for Youth Football (Including Schools & Colleges) without a valid CRC check.
For the 2018/19 season Berks & Bucks County FA are delighted to offer Registered Referees the opportunity to opt for Referee Insurance with Bluefin Sport. Annual premium of £5 including Insurance Premium Tax (9.5%) per person.
The scheme operates from a set period each year.
Insurance offered to: Registered Referees, Registered Assessors, Registered Coaches & Society members.
Age Limit Extension: Reduced benefits included as standard for members between 75 and 80 years of age.
You will have the option to register for leagues you wish to officiate in. Please ensure only the leagues you wish to officiate in are selected as your details will be distributed directly to the League Referee Appointments Officer.
Please complete your Referees Registration as soon as possible, but no later than 30th June 2018.