Referees are an extremely crucial element in the development of indoor volleyball, beach volleyball and sitting volleyball throughout the country at all levels. Refereeing is challenging, rewarding and above all, great fun. 

Becoming a match official provides you with an array of opportunities - making new and lasting friends, travelling to new locations, and being a part of some world-class, hotly-contested volleyball action are but a handful of many. Referees are not only the closest onlookers to the enthralling action happening during a match, but also yield the highest authority on the court. With no two matches being alike, every match presents you with fresh, new challenges that equip you with skills, such as confidence and decisiveness, that are applicable in everyday life.

FIVB Official Volleyball and Beach Volleyball Rules 2017 – 2020: Changes to Previous Editions OFFICIAL VOLLEYBALL RULES 2017 - Changes to Previous Edition.pdf Official Beach Volleyball Rules 2017-2020 Changes to Previous Edition.pdf

Referee Uniform

The Volleyball England Referee range from Mizuno is available from here.

Polo shirts and optional fleeces are available.

For the 2017/18 season, all referees are expected to be in the new uniform.

Strategy For Refereeing

Referee Strategy 2015 -2024

The strategy sets out a new vision for refereeing to improve both the quality and quantity of officials throughout the sport – from local leagues to Super 8s. There is also a pathway document that shows how you can get into refereeing and progress all the way to international level.

Read a summary or full version of the strategy in the PDF opposite.

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Please contact the Workforce Team via email or call the office on 01509 227722