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Promotion Scheme

Are You Currently A Level 7, 6 or 5 And Wish To Apply For Promotion?

Every referee starts out at the bottom of the ladder, but if you want to progress to the next level or even to international standard, we're here to guide you along the way.

In order to apply for promotion during the 2021/22 season, you are required to complete the online application as well as signing the promotion Service Level Agreement (SLA) document. The link to the online application form. Applications are to be submitted no later than 27th August 2021.

The benefits of being a promotion candidate:-

- Climb the refereeing pyramid
- Build confidence
- Gain experience of refereeing adult male/female football
- Receive feedback from experienced Referee Observers
- Opportunity to attend high quality in-service training events
- Opportunity to apply to join the Lancashire FA Centre of Refereeing Excellence


Prior to applying for promotion, it is imperative that you read the Promotion Scheme Guidance Booklet which can be found below. All of the necessary information regarding promotion can be found within this booklet along with the criteria required to be successful in achieving your promotion to the next level.

Please do not apply for promotion until you have read the promotion guidance booklet and fully understand the criteria outlined within.

Applications for promotion are to be made no later than 27th August 2021. Please remember that you must complete the online application form and also the Service Level Agreement, which will be sent to you via ‘Hello Sign’ following your application. If you have any further questions then do not hesitate to contact Shaun Taylor (Referee Development Officer) on

2021/22 Promotion Guidance Booklet - men's pathway


Get In Touch

Shaun Taylor

Referee Development Officer

01772 237838

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