From football referees to cricket umpires, Prospect represents sports professionals in a range of fields.

Prospect represents a growing number of sports professionals, including:


We represent professional football referees and assistant referees in England, Wales and Scotland. In England and Wales they work at all levels from the Premier league through to League 2. We negotiate their contracts, pay, terms and conditions, and handle personal cases, some of them high profile; we recently won a ground-breaking age discrimination case in an Employment Tribunal.

We’re actively involved with Show Racism the Red Card and Women in Football.


We represent Cricket Umpires in the County Championship and have provided support for our representatives in negotiations. The English Cricket Board has so far refused to recognise Prospect, but we have represented several members including supporting members in an Employment Tribunal on age discrimination.

Grounds staff

Prospect also represents grounds staff at some sports clubs and educational establishments and works closely with the Institute of Groundsmanship. We are working closely with the Institute to encourage members of the IoG to join Prospect.

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