In the same way that players in a football team are required to train, so Referees are also need to train and improve. As members of our Association, you will be able to attend our monthly coaching meetings in order to maintain your qualification. These meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Adults meet from 7.20pm until 9pm. Youth Members (14-17) have their own coaching meeting from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on the same evening at the same venue, and stay on for the adult meeting if possible.
Additionally, the KDFRA train once a week in the evenings during the main winter season, to provide fitness, agility, and refereeing skills. It is highly desirable that you plan, as part of your wish to take up refereeing, to attend weekly training which is generally held from 7.30pm to 9.00pm one evening a week normally at Bannockburn Oval under floodlights. It is recognised that referees who also play may already have team training commitments, and if this is keeping them fit enough to referee, then we understand that an additional evening may not be possible. Apart from those who are in this situation, other members are encouraged to attend weekly training, as it offers both a physical workout and refereeing skills development.
To be a referee with the Ku-ring-gai & District Football Referees Association, you need to be a qualified soccer referee and have filled out the membership application, and finally, have paid the membership fee.