Everyone wants to have more referees. Even with 85% of matches having a centre referee in 2018 we need more – both juniors and seniors.
So why should I referee? It is a great way to keep fit, earn some extra money and give back to the game.
How much do referees get paid? It varies according to the age of the teams. For U12s it is $31 per match and for adult matches it is $63. As an assistant referee (on U13s and up) you get paid 50% of what the centre referee does – so for an adult match it is $32.
How old do I have to be to become a referee? You need to be a minimum of 13 years old (that is turning 14 years of age in 2019).
Are you interested in becoming a referee? Level 4 Referee courses have been scheduled for the following dates:
Sunday 17 February (open to juniors and seniors) Click here for details and registration.
Saturday 23 February (for 18 years and over) Click here for details and registration.
Sunday 3 March (for 17 years and under only) Click here for details and registration.
Before attending a course, participants must complete the online Laws of the Game module.
The module can be accessed at https://www.playfootball.com.au/referee/laws-of-the-game
The certificate will need to be presented on the day of the course.