The referee registration window opens today (Wednesday 1st June) when referees from across the county will be able to register for the forthcoming 2022/23 season.
How to Register
To register please login to the Whole Game System.
Start your registration
If it is the first time you have used Whole Game, please select forgotten password and it will let you select a new password. You will need to use the email address that is linked to your FA Number. If you are aged 14 or 15 please see the attachment regarding ‘Providing consent for Youth Referee’
Select the 'Referee' tab at the top of the page and then Affiliation/Registration down the left-hand side. Complete your details and make you payment of £20.00 to cover the cost of the season.
Referee Promotion Scheme
If you wish to enter the referee promotion scheme for this season, please complete the ‘expression of interest’ form and our Referee Development Officer, Sam Myatt, will be in touch when he has further details available.
Register your interest for the Referee Promotion Scheme
Please be advised of the process for Berks & Bucks FA County Cup appointments for the 22/23 season.
If you are appointed to a County Cup fixture, this will take precedence over any other fixture you have on that day, even if you were appointed to the other game first. The only exception to this is if you are appointed by the Premier League or Football Association.
We are keen for as many officials as possible to be involved in the County Cup this season, and will try and keep you to matches within 10 miles of your address to ensure that games are local which will hopefully aid the appointments process.
Our Competitions Officer, Chris Penny, will be in touch during the summer with details of how referees can log their availability for September fixtures.
For referees who wish to take out personal accident insurance with Bluefin, it is an additional £5.00 for the season.
Please see the attached policy document to see what is covered. You will be able to select the insurance as an additional product during the affiliation application.
Referee Insurance Document 2022/23
Should you have any questions regarding the insurance, please direct these to Bluefin Insurance directly.
All referees need to have completed a ‘Safeguarding For All’ course, or preferably a ‘Safeguarding Children Course’ within the last two years. For most of you, you probably completed this at the affiliation stage last year. You can find these courses below:
Safeguarding For All Course
Safeguarding Children Course
If you wish to register to referee games in Under 18 football, you will need an enhanced DBS check completed through the FA within the last three years. If you haven’t got a current check or yours is due to expire shortly, or during the season, you need to complete the process again.
Safeguarding Notice for All U18 Referees
Please can all referees who are under the age of 18, ensure they are familiar with the Referee Safeguarding Document attached. It is important that you understand where to go for help & support should you ever need it.
U18 Referee Safeguarding Document
Please also make a note of the contact details below.
Discipline – Carly Dennison via Discipline@Berks-BucksFA.com
Safeguarding – Graham Fisher via Safeguarding@Berks-BucksFA.com
Referees – Sam Myatt via Referees@Berks-BucksFA.com
County Cups – Chris Penny via Competitions@Berks-BucksFA.com
All the departments can be contacted via Support@Berks-BucksFA.com or by calling on 01235 544890 and selecting the option of the relevant department you wish to speak to.