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Make sure you're registered with us for 2021/22

Referee Registration 2021-2022

We are delighted to share with you everything you need to know to register as a referee with Lancashire FA for the 2021/22 season. Registration is priced at £20.


The Lancashire FA referee registration window opens on Tuesday 1st June 2021. Whilst the registration window is open throughout the full season, please note that as of 1st July 2021 we move into the 2021/22 footballing season and if you have not registered for season 2021/22 prior to 1st July then you will not be permitted to officiate any matches, including pre-season friendlies and tournaments, until you have done so.

Registration Requirements

In order to register you simply need to log into the Whole Game System and complete the registration process. Please ensure that all personal details are up to date when completing the re-registration process.

If you officiate within youth football then prior to being allowed to register you will need to ensure that the following are in place:-

• DBS – All referees, aged 16 or older, operating within youth football will require an in-date and FA accredited DBS

• Safeguarding - All referees, irrespective of age, operating within youth football will require in-date FA accredited Safeguarding training

• Parent/Carer FAN – All referees, under the age of 18, operating with youth football will be required to have a parent/carer FAN account linked to their own FAN account

Should you need to complete any of the above then please refer to the question and answer section at the bottom of this page.

We hope the re-registration process runs smoothly for you this year, and if you do experience any difficulty, please contact info@lancashirefa.com so that we can resolve your issue as quickly as possible and get you back on track.

Get In Touch

Colin Greenall

Workforce Manager

01772 644269 


Who can help with my query?
registration: all you need to know

In order to re-register as a referee you will need to log into the Whole Game System which can be accessed here - https://wholegame.thefa.com/. In order to log in you will need to use your email address that is registered to your FAN account. If you do not know what this then get in touch by emailing us at info@lancashirefa.com.

You will need to apply for a DBS which can be done by clicking here. Please ensure that you follow the instructions outlined within the document carefully. Upon submitting your application please email info@lancashirefa.com in order to arrange to have your documents verified.

Please note that the cost of a DBS for a referee is £10 and the DBS is valid for 3 years.



Prior to being able to re-register for the 2021-22 season, all referees involved within youth football will need an in-date FA Safeguarding qualification. To update your Safeguarding training please complete this free online workshop - https://falearning.thefa.com/course/view.php?id=1774

For any queries relating to the online course you will need to contact education@thefa.com. Please note that the online Safeguarding training qualification is valid for 2 years.

Firstly your parent/carer will need to create a FAN account which can be done by clicking on the ‘Register Now’ button on the following website - https://secure.thefa.com/fan/UpdateFANDetails.aspx. Once your parent/carer has created a FAN account please email the FAN number to info@lancashirefa.com along with the name and FAN number of the referee they wish to linked to.

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