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Shrimps Academy looking to recruit match officials

21 June 2022

Morecambe Football Club Category 3 Academy is looking for referees and assistant referees for the 2022-2023 season.

We are looking for suitably qualified match officials to officiate our Under 9s – U16s games programme.  These games are played on a friendly basis against other academies from across the North West and offer an excellent opportunity to officiate in a professional academy environment.


Officials should be qualified to at least Level 7, but we can also offer development opportunities for those at Level 8 and Level 9.

Officials must be registered with a County FA.

FA Safeguarding Certificate or willingness to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.

Match fees

Referees: £30 per game.
Assistants: £15 per game.

Match Days and Kick-Off Times

Morecambe Football Club Academy games:

Sundays, Kick-off 10.30am or 11.00am.

(There are also additional evening midweek games during the season.)

All games are played at Lancaster & Morecambe College, Morecambe Road, Lancaster LA1 2TY.  Parking and changing facilities are available.


If you meet the qualification requirements and are available to officiate at any of the times stated then please get in touch:

Dave Chandler, Academy Secretary

Morecambe Football Club is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment. The above post requires an Enhanced Criminal Records Check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checking service. We fully comply with the DBS Code of Practice and Safeguarding Children Policy/Regulations.

The above post is exempt from Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Therefore, all convictions including spent convictions that have not been subject to filtering by a CRC should be declared. Relevant information and / or documents will be distributed as part of the recruitment and selection process.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the Club Safeguarding Children & Young People Policy, which is available here:

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