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details of courses at Cranbrook still open to anyone interested

We are no just 8 days away from the FA Referee Course at Cranbrook which will be going ahead.
I would be grateful if you could pass the details onto anyone who you think would be interested and via your social media channels and websites.
Cranbrook Education Campus, Tillhouse Road, Exeter. EX5 3EE
Wednesday 14th March 2018 1800 – 2100
Friday 23rd March 2018 1800 – 2100
Saturday 24th March 2018 1000 – 1700
Sunday 25th March 2018 1000 – 1700

Click this link for details how to book

Whether you are playing in an eleven-a-side match, a small-sided competition or a new format such as Futsal, one person will remain a constant presence: the referee. There are tonnes of registered referees in Devon… but there is always space for more!

They range from those just setting out in the game to individuals who have progressed to the FA Premier and Football Leagues. We support the development of match officials from initially booking onto courses, in gaining promotion and also via the form of mentoring and assessment through a referee’s career.
The first crucial step to developing as a referee
The FA Referees Course is designed for anyone aged 14 and up who wants to join the tens of thousands of referees who operate week in week out on local parks, throughout the English football pyramid, up to those who officiate The FA Cup Final and on the International stage. As a referee you play an integral role in ensuring all participants enjoy their match day experience, helping create a competitive, fair, safe and enjoyable playing environment.
Whether you want to referee in youth and adult leagues, men’s or women’s football or have aspirations of one day walking the ball out at Wembley Stadium, The FA Referees Course is the starting point for your refereeing career. Refereeing is not only rewarding in a football environment, but the social and life skills that come from becoming a referee extend far beyond your initial expectations.
Further information on the courses can be found on our website at or by dropping me an email at


Jason Haywood

Jason Haywood
Referee Development Officer & Respect Lead Officer
Tel: 01626 325917 – Mob: 07772 953003
Devon County FA, Coach Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1EJ

Tuesday 6th March 2018