Formed in 2001 to improve refereeing standards, PGMOL officials officiate across Premier League, English Football League and FA Competitions – funded by all three organisations. PGMOL is responsible for the recruitment, training, development and mentoring of referees and assistant referees.

 To deliver the quality of refereeing required by the Competitions, PGMOL mirrors the setup of a football club with coaches, sports scientists, sports psychologists and physiotherapists all part of the improvement process.