At Birkenhead United, we recognise that referees are vital to the integrity and enjoyment of the game. Our dedicated team of referees ensures that matches are conducted fairly, safely, and in accordance with the rules.

We are committed to supporting and developing our referees through continuous training and education, helping them to advance their skills and uphold the highest standards of officiating. Whether officiating senior, junior, or women's matches, our referees play an essential role in fostering a positive and respectful environment on the field.

Join us in celebrating the hard work and dedication of our referees, who are crucial to the success and spirit of Birkenhead United. If you're interested in becoming a referee or want to learn more about our refereeing program, please get in touch with us. Together, we can continue to promote excellence and fairness in every game.

Code of Conduct:

As a Referee I will:

  • Officiate matches in a fair, safe manner that ensures spectator enjoyment and player safety
  • Know the laws of the game and their interpretations thoroughly
  • Condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all opponents
  • Treat everyone equally, regardless of their gender, ability, age, cultural background or religion
  • Conduct myself in a way that is ethically and morally beyond reproach
  • Support fellow officials
  • Grant players and coaches dignity and respect
  • Maintain physical fitness for optimum performance
  • Maintain strict impartiality
  • Resolve conflicts fairly and promptly through established procedures