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.
Throughout Canberra and the region football is played at every level, so whether you want to referee at your local junior club or make it to the world stage like Canberra’s own Ben Williams, Ben Wilson and Allyson Flynn there are matches to suit your level and experience. Refereeing football is a great way to stay involved in the game as well as having some fun, making new friends and earn some money along the way.
In 2017 there will be Game Leader courses delivered which has been specifically designed for referees aged 13 and 14 who want to referee Miniroos.
This is course has been specifically designed for new junior referees aged 13 and 14. At the completion of this course you will be able to referee miniroos games from under 6 to under 11.
This is a practical course taking 2.5 hours.
Cost $85 includes course fees, an instructing referee shirt, a Fox40 Whistle, and registration on MyFootballClub as a Capital Football Referee.
Becoming an GL is the first step in referee pathway. It is great way to be involved in community football, develop leadership skills, improve confidence, develop communication skills and earn some money.
This course is designed for new referees of all ages who want to referee junior football. At the completion of this course you will be able to referee 11 v 11 matches. Capital Football Referees recommends that Level 4 Referees be 14-15 years of age.
Level 4 Courses are the beginners courses for refereeing full field games. Courses are run over a full day of classroom work and a self-guided online Laws of the Game module beforehand. In addition there will be a practical session to the theory component to complete the course.
The Level 4 referee course is accredited by FFA. It is great way to be involved in community football, develop leadership skills, improve confidence, develop communication skills and earn some money. The Level 4 Referee qualification provides the pathway to senior and elite refereeing. You will need to complete the FFA Laws of the Game online here before you can undertake the course.