The MWFRA annually publishes referee accreditation data that details the number of officiating hours of each referee for the recently completed season.
The purpose of making available this data is to enable referees to track their own progress towards meeting the minimum number of officiating hours required for automatic reaccreditation.
This FFA-mandated reaccreditation process operates on a four year cycle and requires referees to meet minimum standards over those four years in order to be automatically reaccredited without further action.
This referee accreditation data enables members who are required to renew their accreditation in 2015 to understand their options for reaccreditation and make preparations for renewal prior to the 2015 season.
Given the possible complexity of the reaccreditation process, members should read the following two important items prior to viewing the data:
- Your FFA accreditation level and Start/End years The MWFRA has sought to reconcile its accurate data to (possibly mistaken) data that had previously been held in MyFootballClub (MyFC) by reporting any necessary corrections to the data to FNSW to enable their amendment. Members can check if their accreditation information is accurately reflected in MyFC by going to the FFA Courses & Qualifications portal and logging in with their FFA number and MyFC email address. If members find that their MyFC information does not match their MWFRA data, they should advise the MWFRA Registrar via email at [email protected].
- Actions Required for Renewing Expiring Accreditation This year, the referee accreditation data includes information about the actions required to be taken by individual members who are required to renew their accreditation in 2015 but who have not satisfied the minimum requirements over the four year cycle to obtain automatic reaccreditation. These actions may include completing an online LOTG exam, completing a ‘refresh’ requirement or re-sitting a course. Members who have upgraded their accreditation may also downgrade to a lower level of accreditation. Members who have expiring accreditations and have satisfied the minimum requirements will be automatically reaccredited upon registration as a referee with the MWFRA in 2015.
The referee accreditation data file also contains two opening pages of comprehensive notes and explanations that should also be read prior to viewing and interpreting the data:
If members have any questions about interpreting the data or wish to submit any claims to correct the data, they should contact the MWFRA Registrar via email at [email protected].