APPLICATIONS FOR 2022 ARE NOW CLOSED.  Please complete an Expression of Interest and you will be notified when further course dates are finalised.

Becoming a referee with the MWFRA

Each year the MWFRA trains around 100 new junior and senior referees who undertake the nationally accredited FFA Level 4 Referee courses. Refereeing is a rewarding and enjoyable pastime which will allow you to actively contribute to improving the standard of local football, develop management and communication skills, and be paid while enjoying football. We look forward to seeing you at a field shortly.

If you have any questions about becoming a referee or the registration process, please contact the MWFRA’s Course Coordinator, Robert Iacono, by emailing [email protected].

Our Expectations (of Ourselves and You)

As part of this process, you can expect the MWFRA to:

  1. Deliver nationally certified training delivered by FFA qualified instructors with a follow up practical session before the season starts;
  2. Provide you with a Junior Coordinator who will meet with you, endeavour to come to some of your games and be available for any questions you may have;
  3. Provide ongoing support through formal practical training sessions and technical information sessions;
  4. Endeavour to mentor all first year juniors as either a referee or assistant referee;
  5. Offer opportunities to progress to higher levels of refereeing such as through higher level local matches, advanced courses or FNSW’s Referee Development Program (subject to referee age, experience and performance).

 

To become a qualified referee will need to:

  1. Be at least 14 years old on 31 December 2022;
  2. Submit an application to referee, including a completed Laws of the Game Certificate;
  3. Enrol in and attend a course on either  Saturday 19th February or Sunday 6th March
  4. Attend a practical training day on either Sunday 20th March or Monday 28th March (only Junior Referees are required to attend the practical session)
  5. Register to referee and pay the registration, uniform costs ($220.00) through PlayFootball;

 

JUNIOR AND SENIOR REFEREES ONLY
During the season we expect that you will:

  1. Make yourself available on our appointments system, MatchRef, on a weekly basis;
  2. Referee at least 1-2 sessions per week (night game, Sat Morning, Sat afternoon, Sun morning). You will need to be available on Saturday and Sunday mornings in order to receive centre referee appointments. Night games and Saturday afternoons you will be appointed as Assistant Referee;
  3. Undertake as many games as an Assistant Referee as possible to learn from the senior centre referees;
  4. Attend a training session at least once per month – either a technical session at a General Meeting or a training session at Cromer Park.

 

 

Steps to Apply – Juniors

Applying to become a referee takes four simple steps.

Step 1. Junior Referees – Obtain the FFA’s free online Laws of the Game Certificate.

This certificate can be obtained by creating an account (please use your own name even though it may say you need to be over 16 years of age), completing the interactive Laws of the Game workbook and passing an online multiple choice examination here: Laws of the Game | Play Football

After you have done this, save a copy of the certificate

Step 2. Complete the MWFRA Junior Referee Application

The MWFRA Junior Referee application form can be found here: 2022 Junior Referee Application.

Please ensure you upload  your Laws of the Game Certificate when completing your application.

Step 3. Register for one of the following courses – successful applicants will be forwarded the link to register. 

The course will run from 8.30-3.30pm. The venue will be advised on the Tuesday before the course.

Step 4. Register with the MWFRA

Log onto PlayFootball and register to referee. Enter ‘Manly Warringah Football Referees Association’ as the club and select Package: 01. MWFRA 1st Year Junior Referee Regis. & Uniform. You will need to pay the referee registration fees and uniform costs at this stage. The cost is $235.00 (TBC) payable at the time of registration.

Steps to Apply – Seniors

(Appointable Referees not Team Referees)

Applying to become a referee takes three simple steps.

Step 1. Obtain the FFA’s free online Laws of the Game Certificate.

This certificate can be obtained by creating an account completing the interactive Laws of the Game workbook and passing an online multiple choice examination here: Laws of the Game | Play Football

After you have done this, save a copy of the certificate and forward to [email protected] This must be completed 48 hours before the course

Step 2. Register for he following course. 

The course will run from 8.30-3.30pm. The venue will be advised on the Tuesday before the course.

Step 3. Register with the MWFRA

Log onto PlayFootball and register to referee. Enter ‘Manly Warringah Football Referees Association’ as the club and select Package: 02. MWFRA New Senior Referee Regis. & Uniform. You will need to pay the referee registration fees and uniform costs at this stage. The cost is $235.00 (TBC) payable at the time of registration.

Steps to Apply – Team Referees

Please note that as of 2022 Team Referees must be a playing member of the team. If you are not a playing member of the team please contact Sigrid Mulherin at [email protected] for further details.

Applying to become a referee takes three simple steps.

Step 1. Obtain the FFA’s free online Laws of the Game Certificate.

This certificate can be obtained by creating an account completing the interactive Laws of the Game workbook and passing an online multiple choice examination here: Laws of the Game | Play Football

After you have done this, save a copy of the certificate and forward to [email protected] This must be completed 48 hours before the course

Step 2. Register for the following course. 

The course will run from 8.30-3.30pm. The venue will be advised on the Tuesday before the course.

Step 3. Register with the MWFRA

Log onto PlayFootball and register to referee. Enter ‘Manly Warringah Football Referees Association’ as the club and select Package: 02. MWFRA New Team Referee Regis. & Uniform. There is no cost for 2022 as the MWFA covers your cost for your first year registration and your uniform. In subsequent years you will be required to pay the $55

 

Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact Rob Iacono by emailing [email protected] with any questions about becoming a referee with the MWFRA.