“Your decisions are final. No one can change these decisions, which are taken quickly and are taken under pressure. When I started at 17 I never thought I would want to continue. But it was such a great experience I didn’t want to stop.”
Pierluigi Collina, 2002 World Cup Final Referee
Capital Football Referees is made up of people from all walks of life united by a love of the game. There are around 450 referees in the Canberra region who referee senior and junior football and the futsal competitions. Canberra referees enjoy a wide range of educational and social events, giving them the chance to not only make new friends but develop their refereeing skills.
Canberra officials are held in high renown on the national and international stage. Current FIFA officials Allyson Flynn and Ben Williams represent Capital Football Referees around the world, while also officiating in A-League and W-League with Capital Football Referees Owen Goldrick, Nia Southwell, Luke Withell, Delfina Dimoski, and Matt Cropper. There are many great benefits to becoming a football referee whether you still play the game, have retired, or have never played there is plenty to be gained from picking up the whistle.
For more information on becoming a referee navigate to the ‘Become a Referee’. An electronic copy of the Laws of the Game can be found in the Resources section while information about upcoming events and education sessions can be found in the Referees Calendar.