COMET is here - are you ready for it? Some Useful Information

Published on 20 July, 2021 
By: Mark Williams

Many of you will be aware that the FAW's comprehensive game management system, COMET, is now being rolled-out to grassroots football this season.

If you are therefore refereeing any 11-a-side games (including Junior League) you will be required to use the system to record all relevant match data

The key areas that referees will have to manage via COMET are:

  1. Notifying the system of your match availability/unavailability
  2. Accepting or rejecting your provisional match appointments
  3. Checking your upcoming match appointments
  4. Viewing & editing team line-ups on matchdays
  5. Adding, deleting or amending match events (i.e. goals, substitutions and yellow/red cards)
  6. Reporting misconduct
  7. Confirming the match result

Of course, this system will be new to the teams just as much as for officials, so a certain amount of "learning on the job" is inevitable.

If there's one word of advice I would offer at this stage, it is to get to the ground earlier than you normally would and allow plenty of time to work with the teams to ensure the uploaded team line-ups are correct.

How to access Comet

  1. Via the Website
  2. Via the app  Please note: the original app "mComet" that was introduced in 2019 is no longer to be used.  You should search for the "Comet football" app and download that to your phone.  IOS and Android versions of the app are available. NB When logging into the app , remember to scroll through the different associations to find the FAW dragon logo.

If you are a new referee (or new to refereeing in Wales) and do not have a Comet log-in, please contact your local Referees' Officer in the first instance to ensure you are on the FAW database.

(For those living in the West Wales FA area, the Referees' Officer is David Rees and he can be contacted on Tel 07974 963361 or email

Useful Documents

COMET - Referees Hints & Tips - July 2021

COMET Referee presentation - Using Comet on Matchday - July 2021

COMET - using the Comet WEBSITE to record matchday activities

Useful Quick Links

You can also click on the links below that will take you to the relevant page in the "Using Comet on Matchday" presentation.


Match Management

Training and Support

One import point to remember undeMatch Management
Indicating availability or unavailability

Please note that if you are unavailable you should put a reason (Holiday / Work / Injury etc) if you also accept a match that is not on comet , you must also indicate the match and who appointed you..

Useful Contact Details

  1. COMET Matchday Helpdesk - Tel 02922 672252
  2. COMET Support  - email 

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