The MWFRA uses Dribl to assist with the task of appointing referees to matches.
Referees who have registered and who have been approved on PlayFootball will have access to Dribl. Previoiusly registered referees can use their log in details from 2023. New referees will receive an activation email from Dribl. Please follow the link in this email asap.
Entering Availability for Appointments
In order to be appointment to officiate on MWFA games, referees are required to enter their availability in Dribl by Sunday midnight for the following 7 days. Please click on the links below for documentation on how to make yourself avaiable and how to accept appointments
Appointment Weekly Timeline
Appointments are made on Mondays and will be released on Tuesday afternoons for matches to be played the following weekend.
This means that referees must review and update their availability for each weekend by Sunday evening of the preceding weekend.
Upon the release of appointments, referees who have been appointed will receive a notification from Dribl. Please log into Dribl to confirm your appointment.
If there is a change to an appointment (except in cases of wet weather), referees will receive a further email notification from Dribl advising that there has been a change.
Appointments in Cases of Wet Weather
In cases of prolonged wet weather, matches on the weekend may be postponed by the MWFA as early as Friday afternoon. In these cases, referees will receive an email notification from Dribl advising that there has been a change or a postponement.
In other cases of wet weather, matches may be postponed by the MWFA on an ad-hoc basis according to council ground closures or the severity of wet weather on the day. In these cases, after Friday afternoon, there will be any notification from Dribl.
Referees who cannot fulfil an appointment must immediately contact MWFRA Administrative Officer Sigrid Mulherin via text to 0420 660 362.
There is no other method by which to withdraw from an appointment.
Repeated appointment withdrawals will hinder the likelihood of further appointments.
Appointments Lock Out
In response to a rising trend of declines and no shows, the MWFRA has instituted the following appointments lock out measures.
|Instance of||Decline||No Show|
|First||No penalty||Two week lock out|
|Second||No penalty||Four week lock out|
|Third||One week lock out||Season lock out|
|Fourth||Three week lock out|
|Fifth||Season lock out|
For example, a referee who does not fulfil a received appointment (no show) will not receive any appointments in the following two consecutive weekends after that no show has been processed.
- A decline after 5pm on the immediately preceding Friday of the appointment is considered to be a no show.
- A single instance of a decline or a no show is defined not by match but per appointment cycle.
- A decline due to a failure to correctly set unavailability is nevertheless considered to be a decline.