Cristiana Hattersley - Refereeing Review

Referee Registration 2020/21 is OPEN

We are pleased to announce several additional benefits for those referees who affiliate with us for the 20/21 season.

Registration with your County FA is important for a variety of reasons, foremost is that the clubs and leagues should only use referees who are registered. Therefore, if you plan to continue refereeing next season, you will need to be registered.

We are pleased to announce several additional benefits for those referees who affiliate with us for the 20/21 season. 

• Access to Wembley tickets via a BBFA Ballot
• A dedicated Referee shop with £30.00 off Nike referee kits and 25% off RRP on training wear and match day accessories.
• Discounted physio treatment with South Bucks Physios
• Discounted MK Dons midweek home match tickets
• *New for 2020/21 – Multiple discounts on driving lessons with our new partner Red Driving Schools*


This year we would like as many referees as possible to complete referee registration online through the Whole Game System (WGS). The WGS is a quick and safe way to carry out all your referee administration, including the registration process, and it will allow you full control over the information that is shared with clubs.

For those who have not already accessed the WGS, you need to follow this link:

Go to the Whole Game System

Please enter your email and password (click the “forgotten password” button if you have forgotten or do not have a password), click the Referee Administration button at the top of the page and the registration button will then appear on the left-hand side of the page. From there, simply follow the on-screen instructions.  

The registration window closes on Monday 31st August 2020. Referees will still be able to register after this date, however this will come with an increase in cost of 25%. The cost for registration before the 31st August is £20.00.

Referees must be affiliated before their first match.

Competition Appointments

Please note, referees wishing to be considered for FA Cup, Vase & Youth Cup appointments, your registration will need to be completed by close of play on Friday 31st July 2020.

Additional Products

There is a slight change to the registration process for this season in that you will not be able to purchase additional products (County tie, badge or insurance). Instead, if you wish to purchase these products please send us an email and we will send you an online order form to complete.


If for some reason you have decided not register this season please let us know via email at - not only will this stop you receiving reminder emails but will also allow us to gain insight into why you are not re-registering and how we can/could have supported you better to remain in the game.

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