Sunday February 1st, 2015 saw five of ESFA
Referees Branch members, sit the Level 3 Assessors Course held by Football NSW at the home of football, Valentines Sports Park, Glenwood. This
course culminated in a practical component. We are pleased to announce the five referees
successfully passed the theory and practical components of this course.
Robert Nieuwenhuis, Referee Education Coordinator from Football NSW
made the following observations –
“Eastern Suburbs were the best represented Branch at this
course and all participants from ESFARB passed the course. As a result of their
efforts, these representatives could potentially perform over 300 assessments
of referees this coming season. This would put ESFARB at the top of referee
assessments in Football NSW. The flow
on would be that referees in Eastern Suburbs would be better trained and
coached and that would mean the quality of officiating in Eastern Suburbs would
improve and everyone playing football in Eastern Suburbs will have a more
The five referees have been a part of ESFARB since its
inception and have a vast amount of knowledge and education to pass to our
current and potential referees as well as their capability and availability to
referee high grade competition games. We appreciate their commitment to task
and the time given not only on the day but for the season to come.
Congratulations to ESFARB’S five new Level 3 Assessors, Level 2 referees Jack Bell
and John Garcia as well as Level 3 referees Paul Kelly, Arthur Kringas and
The Referees Management Committee is pleased with this
result and are currently working toward the season with two Level 4 courses
being offered. This will improve the coverage of some components of the
competition and with Assessors being more readily available, will allow referees
to progress through the referee pathway with correct guidance and skill and is of paramount importance to the Referees Branch.
We are also pleased to announce and congratulate ESFARB's David P Lewis, Level 2
referee for successfully completing the Level 2 Assessor/Coach course. David has
been invited to complete the Level 1 Certification. This is also of great
benefit to ESFARB referees and subsequently the competition.
With former Referees Coordinator Ben Abraham currently
seeking his Level 1 accreditation, we are safe in the knowledge that ESFARB
have produced and will continue to produce quality referees.
If you would wish to become a referee and be part of the
team, please contact our Referees Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org for further
information on our upcoming courses.