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Become a Football Referee

Follow these few simple steps and you will be on your way to becoming a Football Referee:

  1. Register for a Level 4 Referee Course and Level 4 Referee Training Day session
  2. Complete the online Laws of the Game training module and send your certificate to
  3. Attend the Course and Training Day
  4. Register on PlayFootball
  5. Start Refereeing!

Level 4 Referee (L4R) Course

This course certifies anyone aged 14 and above to referee full-field football matches. It is a great way to become involved or stay involved in community football as well as:

  • develop leadership skills;
  • improve self-confidence;
  • develop communication skills; and
  • earn from $28 per game!

The course is a 4 hour theory course. After the course you must attend one of the four pre-season Level 4 Referee Training Day sessions:

  • Session #1: Friday 17 April, 10am – 12pm
  • Session #2: Friday 17 April, 1pm – 3pm
  • Session #3: Sunday 19 April, 10am – 12pm
  • Session #4: Sunday 19 April, 1pm – 3pm

Before registering for the course, you must complete the  online Laws of the Game training module and send your certificate to the Coordinator of Referees. The online training module provides a basic introduction to the Laws of the Game and their interpretations which will enable you to complete the Level 4 Referee course.

Capital Football recommends that anyone aged 13 gains experience as a Game Leader for 1 year before deciding to become a Level 4 Referee.

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