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Club Referees & Officials

Without these fine ladies and gents dressed in black and white (or yellow and black), our games couldn’t happen. Here you can find resources to train with and become a referee, or brush up on your skills if you are one already, there is always room for improvement.


Commit to regular training after you qualify as a Referee

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.

How to become a referee

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.

  1. Referee Courses
    If you are not a qualified soccer referee, click below to register for the next referee course and fill out a membership application. If you were a referee in the past but have not actively refereed for three years then you will need retake the course to requalify.


    Laws of the Game
    Registration Information

  2. Existing Referees within the KDSA (NSFA)
    If you are already a qualified soccer referee and have been active within the last three years, then simply move on to the Membership application section below.
  3. Existing Referees not with the KDSA (NSFA)
    If you are already a qualified soccer referee but not a KDFRA member, contact our registrar to join at [email protected]
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