This site uses cookies to better facilitate your experience. Please read

Download our app
Queensferry Sports
Olympic Trophies Chester
Dee 106.3
Tarvin Precision
Link Up
Chester Football Club
Hazy Sports Sports

Referee’s Responsibilities

13.       Referees

(A)   Registered Referees (and Assistant Referee’s where approved by the FA or County FA) for all matches shall be appointed in a manner approved by the Management Committee and by the sanctioning Association(s).

(B)    In the event of the non-appearance of the appointed Referee the senior Assistant Referee shall take charge.  In cases where there are no officially appointed Assistant Referees, the Clubs shall agree upon a Referee.  A Referee thus agreed upon shall, for that game, have the full powers, status and authority of a registered Referee.

(C)    The Management Committee may, if they consider it desirable, or upon application by the two competing Clubs, appoint Assistant Referees, if available, to any match.  Where Assistant Referees are not appointed each team shall provide a Club Assistant Referee.

Failure to do so will result in a fine of £25 being imposed on the defaulting team.

(D)    The appointed Referee shall have power to decide as to the fitness of the ground in all matches and the decision shall be final subject to either in the case of a ground of a Local Authority or the owners of the ground, the Representative of that body is the sole arbiter and whose decision must be accepted unless the ground is declared fit for play.

(E)     Match Officials appointed under this Rule shall be entitled to charge the following inclusive match fee: Referees £22 plus £6 expenses, Registered Referees appointed by the Management Committee as Assistant Referees £15 plus £6 expenses, subject to any limits laid down by the sanctioning Association(s). Both teams shall pay the referee their fee on a 50/50 basis before the match.  It is the responsibility of the clubs to ensure that the officials are paid in this way.  Failure to comply will result in a £25 fine.

(F)     In the event of a match not being played because of circumstances over which the Clubs have no control, the Match Officials, if present, shall be entitled to half fee.  Where a match is not played owing to one Club being in default that Club shall be ordered to pay the Officials, if they attend the ground, their full fee.

(G)    A referee not keeping his or her engagement, and failing to give a satisfactory explanation as to their non-attendance, may be reported to the Association with which he or she is registered.

(H)    Each Club shall, in a manner prescribed from time to time by the Football Association, award marks to the Referee for each match and the name of the Referee and the marks awarded shall be submitted to the Competition on the prescribed Form provided.  Clubs failing to comply with this Rule shall be liable to be fined or dealt with, as the Management Committee shall determine.

(I)      The competition shall keep a record of the markings and, on the form provided by the prescribed date each season, shall submit a summary to the Football Association / County Association.

(J)      Referees and Assistant Referees shall be supplied, each season, with a copy of the Competition Rules free of charge.