Our Story

The Top Ref is an aspiring football and futsal referee who has been officiating since 2008. During his travels, he was able to witness the difficulty for referees in getting quality, affordable equipment. Simple basics couldn't just be found at your corner store let alone if they had anything refereeing-related!

He decided to help in the mission to equip referees around the planet to make their job on the field easier. The products you will find in the store will have The Top Ref's personal experiences and recommendations on them.

Since The Top Ref tends to travel a lot, the store makes appearances all around the world. The store headquarters is located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. We have a fulfilment centre in New York, NY, USA.

Read more about The Top Ref's adventures on his blog.



The Top Ref has been operating since 2013 and has served hundreds of customers around the world. The online store has been active since 2015. The equipment is currently being used by referees at the grassroots, provincial/state-level and by FIFA referees around the world.

Every single customer loves the equipment they buy. Don't take our word for it. See for yourself!

For the latest info and updates on the store, follow our Facebook and Twitter. You'll find posts and discussions on the latest video incidents on our Facebook page and live referee commentary on select matches on our Twitter.



Our mission is to provide affordable high-quality equipment for referees. We want every referee in North and South America to have access to quality referee products to help them do their job on the pitch that much more comfortably.

To prove this is sincerely what we want, here's a map of referee equipment providers from around the planet. Send us an e-mail if you know of a store that should be added/contributed to this list!