Thank you for your interest in refereeing with the MWFRA. We are an organisation with over 600 passionate members with a vast range of football experiences, who are responsible for providing referees for U12 to adult matches sanctioned by the Manly Warringah Football Association.

Which type of referee am I?

Junior referees are referees who are between 14 and 18 years old as at December 31, 2023.

Team referees are nominated team referees, fulfilling duties as required by the MWFA.

Senior appointable referees are at least 19 years old on December 31, 2023, and are not otherwise team referees.

Already have a refereeing qualification?

If you already have a valid refereeing qualification, you may be eligible to transfer into our branch without needing to undertake another course. Please read our information here. You can check the status of your FFA qualification here.

How to become a Referee?

To become an accredited referee you must complete the Level 4 (Entry Level) Referee Course. The MWFRA runs up to 6 courses prior to each season for junior, senior and team referees to attend. Course dates and venues will be published in late January.  If you wish to be notified when course dates are finalised, please complete the Expression of Interest form here: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

To complete the requirements of the accreditation you will need to:

  1. Complete the on-line LOTG quiz
  2. Attend a full-day theory instruction course
  3. Attend a 2 hour practical instruction course (juniors only)

The MWFRA conducts entry level courses prior to the beginning of each local football season in February and March.

These courses are officially sanctioned by Football Federation Australia and participants will obtain the FFA Level 4 Referee Accreditation upon successful completion of the course.

This level of accreditation enables holders to be appointed by the MWFRA to any officially sanctioned match, though appointment to matches at higher levels will depend on technical competence.

Entry level courses are open to both adults and children but prospective junior referees in 2020 must be at least 14 years of age on December 31, 2020 to be eligible to undertake the course.

Prospective Referees aged 14-18 in 2020 should complete an Application Form here.

Prospective Senior and Team Referees can find links to courses and instructions on how to referee here.