Who to contact?

The Camden Sunday League Referees’ secretary deals with the appointment and recruitment of referees and all matters pertaining to the welfare and involvement of referees within the league.

Referees Secretary         : Dick Caylor

Email address                  :CSFLreferees@gmail.com



  • Referees’ fees are £35.00 per match.
  • Assistant Referees’ fees are £25.00.
  • Double Header Fee is £40

Join us

Want to join referees panel?

  • Please ensure the Referees’ Secretary has your up-to-date availability.
  • Please confirm receipt of all appointment with 3 days of being notified
  • Please confirm As far as we are able, we will appoint suitable referees to all games. We are keen to provide challenging games for experienced referees, and also help develop new referees and referees seeking promotion.
  • The full list of fixtures and referee appointments are distributed to clubs and referees at least 2 weeks in advance of fixtures.
  • Clubs should confirm fixture details with referees no later than five days in advance. If a club leave a message for you, please make sure you call them back. If a club hasn’t confirmed three days before a match, please report it to the Referees Secretaries

  • Turn up at least 60 minutes before kickoff, to give yourself time to prepare.
  • Ensure the home club provide you with the 2 match balls and you have checked the pitch, goalposts, flags etc.
  • Give pre-match briefings to teams if you feel comfortable doing so, and be pro-active in involving the team captains and/or managers in controlling the game.
  • Ensure all misconduct is reported to the relevant County Football Association.
  • Ensure you always have a league handbook with you, in case of problems.
  • Ensure you are given your Match Fee BEFORE the game
  • Make sure teams provide you with substitutes showing players names BEFORE kick-off, No player can play if he has not been declared prior to kick off
  • All games MUST kick off within 15 minutes of the stipulated kick off time

  • You MUST confirm your fixture with the referee by latest 9pm on the Wednesday prior to the game.
  • ASAP please ensure you submit your results card (email or post) for all games to results secretary.
  • Please be objective on any low mark reports clubs may submit. The AFC Secretary will be happy to discuss them.

Camden Sunday League Presidents Cup Officials

Guidance for Marking Referees

All Camden Sunday League clubs are required to adhere to the Football Association marking scheme with marks from 1-100, which was introduced in 2006.

The mark awarded by a club must be based on the referee’s overall performance, It is most important that the mark is awarded fairly and not based upon isolated incidents or previous games. The Referee’s performance should be determined by the table below which should act as a guide for the overall mark which should fall within the mark range for each standard of performance.

A mark of 91-100 would be regarded as ‘excellent’. A mark between 71 and 80 would represent the standard expected.

Mark Range /  Comment

100-86 : The Referee demonstrated very accurate decision-making and controlled the game very well using management and communication skills effectively to add value to the game.

85-76 : The Referee demonstrated accurate decision-making and controlled the game well using management and communication skills to contribute positively to the game.

75-61 : The Referee demonstrated reasonably accurate decision-making and despite some shortcomings generally controlled the game well.

60 and below :  The Referee demonstrated shortcomings in the accuracy of decision- making and control which affected the game.


  • Club officials should use the full range of marks within each category to help distinguish between different performance levels, e.g. within the 85-76 category a mark of 84 indicates a better performance than a mark of 77.
  • While some Referees may have below average performances, there will usually have been some positive aspects of their performance, so extremely low marks should be very rare.
  • When club officials are marking a Referee, they should always look on the game as a whole and not isolated decisions. The result of the match should not influence the mark and disciplinary action should be judged objectively.
  • When a mark of 60 or less is awarded, an explanation must be provided to the Competition using the box provided on the marking form. The purpose of this is to assist Referees to improve their performance levels, so the comments should be as helpful as positive.

How to Decide on the Referee’s Mark

The following questions focus on the key areas of a referee’s performance. They are intended as an “aide memoire”, are not necessarily comprehensive and need not be answered individually. It is, however, worth considering them before committing yourself to a mark for the referee.

  • How well did the Referee control the game?
  • Were the players’ actions recognized correctly?
  • Were the Laws applied correctly?
  • Were all incidents dealt with efficiently/effectively?
  • Were all the appropriate sanctions applied correctly?
  • Was the Referee always within reasonable distance of incidents?
  • Was the Referee well positioned to make critical decisions, especially in and around the penalty area?
  • Did the Referee understand the players’ positional intentions and keep out of the way accordingly?
  • Did the Referee demonstrate alertness and concentration throughout the game?
  • Did the Referee apply the use of the advantage to suit the mood and temperature of the game?
  • Was the Referee aware of the players’ attitude to advantage?
  • Did the Referee use the assistants effectively?
  • Did the officials work as a team, and did the Referee lead and manage them to the benefit of the game?

  • How well did the Referee communicate with the players during the game?
  • Did the Referee’s level of involvement/profile suit this particular game?
  • Did the Referee understand the players’ problems on the day – e.g. difficult ground/weather conditions?
  • Did the Referee respond to the changing pattern of play/mood of players?
  • Did the Referee demonstrate empathy for the game, allowing it to develop in accordance with the tempo of the game?
  • Was the Referee pro-active in controlling of the game?
  • Was the Referee’s authority asserted firmly without being officious?
  • Was the Referee confident and quick thinking?
  • Did the Referee appear unflustered and unhurried when making critical decisions?
  • Did the Referee permit undue questioning of decisions?
  • Did the Referee deal effectively with players crowding around after decisions/incidents?
  • Was effective player management in evidence?
  • Was the Referee’s body language confident and open at all times?
  • Did the pace of the game, the crowd or player pressure affect the Referee negatively?

It’s Your League Too

Please liaise with the Referees’ Secretary on any issues regarding the league.  Good or bad, we want to hear from you.

If you know of any other referees who may wish to join our panel, please refer them to the league website or referees secretary.

Where possible, provide the league with an E-Mail address for correspondence.

  • Always try to be objective when marking. You may not obtain the most objective view by marking immediately after the game.
  • Judge the performance over the whole game. Don’t be too influenced by one particular incident.
  • Don’t mark the Referee down unfairly because your team was unlucky and lost the game or some disciplinary action was taken against your players