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 is available from KMD ltd.

You will need to use the promotional code 'VEREF' which will offset the postage and packing charge.

If you require a shirt that does not fit with the size guide shown please email with your size requirements.

The new shirt (both short and long sleeve are acceptable) is the uniform for Super League and Division 1 and all referees without a current shirt.  All referees will be expected to be using the new uniform by the end of this season if refereeing in the National League / Cup.  All old styles remain acceptable in Regional / Local competitions.   


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