The FA Centre of Refereeing Excellence
Kent FA Centre of Refereeing Excellence (CORE) is a mirrored replication model of FA CORE
We provide match officials from 'Level 9 Trainee' status, up to and including 'Level 4' with quality training, education and development opportunities. These sessions are delivered across the County, throughout the season.
Kent FA CORE is not solely for those referees who demonstrate that they have the clear potential and opportunity to progress in refereeing, but it is also for those who want to be the best 'grassroots' referee they can be. If this means you aspire to be a 'Level 4 Referee' then we can help you on your way with tailored development; likewise, if this simply means being the best 'Level 7 Referee' then we are here to support your development in your quest. Regardless of which part of the county you are from, your gender or your age, all of the sessions are accessible for you.
Referees involved in Kent FA CORE at all levels must always possess (among other aspects) the appropriate levels of:
- Focus and commitment, for self-gain.
- Enthusiasm to develop.
- Developing on-field performances.
- Off-field attitude.
There are 3 'Tiers' to Kent FA CORE, and these Tiers are clearly defined in the attachment available by clicking below.
Match day guidance
When it comes to Match Day, the referee has a number of duties and factors to consider other than the 90 minutes from kick off to full time. Here are some guidelines for areas of match day that the referee has control over.