This course is for youth players who participate in the NPL, NEW-FM Northern League One and Herald WPL youth competitions. The course is being held for these players to gain a greater understanding of the Laws of the Game, and their correct interpretation and application. In turn, it is hoped that the players will gain an even greater appreciation of, and respect for, match officials and officiating.
Participants must be 13 years of age at the start of the training program; be currently registered with FFA; and have successfully completed the FFA online Laws of the Game course and examination within the last 2 years. A copy of their FFA Laws of the Game Certificate (or Statement of Completion) must be provided to the course instructor prior to undertaking the program.
Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
13 Park Rd
To undertake this training program you must be at least 13 years of age and have successfully passed the online Laws of the Game within the past two years.
This training program is aimed at match officials officiating in junior and youth matches.
The program consists of theory modules, practical sessions and practical mentoring in matches as a referee and assistant referee.
Upon completion of all components referees will be officially qualified as a Level 4 Referee. The qualification is valid for a period of up to 4 years.
Who should do this Course
Anyone who wants to referee 11 v 11 football at a local level. Every referee - even World Cup referees - start from here.
Accreditation is compulsory in accordance with FFA National Registration Regulations.
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There is no initial cost for the NPL, New-FM Northern League One and Herald WPL youth players who attend this course.
If any of the participants choose to become a registered match official, then a payment of the relevant New Referee Starter Package fee will entitle the participant to the following:
- Level 4 Referee Course - Laws of the Game Book - Professional Referee Whistle - Assistant Referee Flag - Umbro Match Official Shirt (Black) - Umbro Match Official Shorts - Umbro Socks - Set of Red and Yellow Cards - Match Record Book - NNSWF Match Official Registration Fee - Member Zone Match Official Registration Fee