Frequently Asked Questions

Referees

WHO PAYS THE REFEREE AND HOW MUCH IS IT?
The home team always pays the referee in full BEFORE the match.
In Landlords Trophy, League Cup and Supplementary Cup matches, the home team pays the referee in full before the match and the away team pays HALF of the total (inc. expenses) to the home team.
In the Seymour Memorial Trophy the home team pays the referee in full before the game.
In domestic competition, referees fees are as follows;
£22 - Referee
£12 - Assistant Referees (Each)
PLUS
£0.40 per mile by car or reimbursement of standard class public transport fares.

Seymour fees may differ as they are governed by Wakefield F.A.

WHAT DO I DO IF I AM UNHAPPY WITH A REFEREE'S PERFORMANCE?
After referring to the guidelines on marking your referee, indicate the score out of 100 on your pink team sheet.
Marks of 40 or less should be accompanied by a letter detailing the reasons behind the low mark.
It is unacceptable to give a low mark because of one isolated incident - please be fair and assess the ENTIRE match performance.

IF I DON'T LIKE A PARTICULAR REFEREE, CAN I ASK THAT HE IS NOT ASSIGNED TO OUR MATCHES?
No. Please bear in mind that your match officials are human and remember that, like a player, sometimes they will get everything right and sometimes they will not. You wouldn't sack your centre forward for missing a couple of chances so please try to be understanding toward your officials. It is important to offer your ref a warm welcome and make his experience of your team as enjoyable as possible - you never know - that warm welcome might contribute to the odd 50/50 decision going in your favour.

CAN MATCH OFFICIALS WEAR COLOURED JERSEYS?
No. Despite ongoing negotiations between the R.A. and County, all referee attire must be black at our level. This prevents colour clashes as Clubs are not permitted to wear black or very dark jerseys - and this includes you, Mr. Goalkeeper!

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE REF DOESN'T TURN UP?
In the unlikely event that your match official fails to arrive, both teams are instructed to agree on a substitute match official. This designated official will then carry the same responsibilities and powers of a registered referee.
He or she must complete the entire match (so no half and half arrangements) and submit any cautions or dismissals to County F.A. Should your match official arrive during the course of the game, the substitute will relinquish his/her duties and hand over to the original referee, noting any cautions, dismissals or other appropriate information.

NOTE: That's why you should always have a whistle in your kit bag.

Where next?

Registrations HOW MANY PLAYERS CAN I SIGN ON A MATCHDAY? You can sign TWO players on per League Match. There is r
Cups IS IT A REPLAY IF A CUP TIE ENDS IN A DRAW? No. In the Landlords and League Cups, if the scores are

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