Keys to Referee is based in Sheffield and working with match officials across the world in all sports to raise standards.  We started in 2020 to work with a range of Referees that wanted to improve their performances under the guidance of a team of expert Football referees led by Keith Hackett  (Former Head of the PGMOL) and Roger Dilkes (EX – premier league Referee).

Whilst creating the package we found a lot of sports crossover when it comes to the match officials needing a platform for guidance and development. The different laws for sport, player management and decision making now can be tracked and recorded under one roof. is the same.

This then created the elearning sessions so that

  • Body Language,
  • Dealing with steps of conflict,
  • Mass confrontation
  • Psychology

were added to the package to improve the referees development.

The purpose of this website is to share best practice for Referees and officials for all sports to access a development platform to help more and more officials raise their standards through higher qualified coaches even with reduced contact time.

The platform enables associations, and federations to coach the referee and their coaches.

We have over 12 years EDTECH experience, this education technology is priceless. Senior coach, coaches the coaches, coaches coach the officials.

Keys to Referee has been created originally by a world-class cadre of football referees, and expanded after speaking with Rugby league officials, Netball umpires and so on.

Our aim

Our aim is to help everyone, this doesn’t just include the Elite referee, this wholeheartedly includes grassroots across the globe, and those needing advice and guidance when refereeing.

Contact us at or call +441143492694

To ask Questions you must join our Membership. It is free to join. Click on the link here to be a member and click here to then sign up for the question and answer sessions with Keith Hackett and Friends.  You can access TV shows, forums and discussions to ask our expert panel of referees advice and guidance. 



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