Referee Craig

Funded FA Referee Badges in Liverpool

Are you looking to become a trained referee? Maybe you're just looking for something to do to get involved in football. Either way, we can help here at Liverpool Homeless Football Club. We have a variety of funded training courses including this referee course that allows you to get involved in the game.

Our courses are aimed at the homeless or people from a homeless background. This is not exclusive and there are other people who may qualify for the funded training. Our aim is to get people together who are socially excluded. We hope by bringing people together with football, we can get them out of their shell and improve their lives. We've already trained more than 200 people in courses such as first aid, football coaching and referee training.

We don't provide the course directly, instead, they're ran in partnership with the Liverpool County FA who provide the training. They have a fantastic set of staff with huge experience in the game. Some of the trainers over there still have jobs at Everton FC and Liverpool FC so you know you're in good hands.

Apply For Referee Training Course

If you want to apply then all you have to do is contact us. You can do that by visiting the contact page or calling us direct on 0151 237 3986 and one of our friendly staff will help you. If you're not applying for yourself don't worry, still get in contact and we will let you know what you need to do and if they're eligible.

A Referee Who Stuck With Us

Craig aged 35 became involved with the club from the very beginning when due to family problems he became homeless.

“I was living in a hostel and it was so boring and depressing. We all used to just hang about the streets being a nuisance to the neighbours. Then one day I was asked if I wanted to play footy, I wasn’t much good but I had a go. The club paid for me to gain my referee badge and now 10 years later I am a qualified referee and I still go to the match days, but I am now in the middle of the pitch refereeing the games. I have my own place now and a little boy, who comes and stays with me. I have been in and out of jobs and last year the club helped me to do the security guard training. I have just got my licence so now I am travelling the country as safety officer at events and festivals. As well as travelling with the LHFC team to tournaments.”