BECOME A NEW JUNIOR REFEREE
Refereeing is a great opportunity for young people to be involved in sport, whilst being able to earn some pocket money on the side. KDFRA has an excellent support system in place for its young referees, with coaching, mentoring and training resources available to provide extra assistance for our young referees as they develop their skills.
Referees aged between 14 and 18 will primarily be involved in refereeing junior football matches within the district. In addition, junior referees are encouraged to make themselves available to officiate as Assistant Referees (AR’s) on Men’s and Women’s senior competitions. This is a great opportunity to work with our senior members, and be exposed to a higher level of football in the Association.
To become a referee, there is a $290.00 course fee, which includes the cost of becoming an accredited referee, your first year of membership, and also covers all of your uniform and equipment needed.
The Association ensures that no referees are appointed to games which are out of their range of skills, and takes the safety and care of our junior members very seriously.
If you would like to complete a Referees course with KDFRA, see the instructions checklist below:
Important Information for Parents/Guardians
If your child (under the age of 18) is attending one of our courses, you will be required to attend the last hour of the course (between 4:30pm and 5:30pm) to run through KDFRA's administrative procedures. This applies to ALL children under the age of 18 joining KDFRA in 2023.
1. KDFRA Website Registration
Please complete the KDFRA Website registration at http://kdfra.asn.au/join/courseregistration.php which is where you will put in important details such as contact details and bank details.
This step can be done last, but please ensure you complete.
2.Pay Course Fee
KDFRA charges all new Referees $290.00 to complete their Referee Course. As mentioned above, the course fee includes your first year of registration, the cost of your accreditation, as well as your uniform and equipment expenses.
To pay your membership fee, visit KDFRA registration portal on PlayFootball.com.au (click on link); and
Click 'Get started';
Click 'Already Have an Account' and then login using your Email address and Password;
Select the 'New Junior Referee';
Update your contact details if necessary;
You will be required to upload a recent picture of yourself for identification purposes;
Follow the payment prompts
NOTE: If you want to use your Active Kids voucher to part pay for the course, you can do so in the payment section of My Football Club, by placing it in the appropriate text-fill box
NOTE: If you are paying via bank transfer, our bank details are:
BSB: 062 151
A/C No.: 1009 1220
A/C Name: KDFRA
Reference: Please include your surname, initial and ‘Membership’ in the reference
For your convenience, a YouTube tutorial video has been created to assist with this procedure. You can view it below.
Once you have done this, move onto the next step.
How to apply your Active Kids voucher
3. Order Equipment
So that we can get you out on the park refereeing as soon as possible, you need to help us by ordering your uniform as far in advance as possible. We anticipate in supplying you with your uniform at your selected course.
You can order your uniform via our Google Forms link
4. Enrol In Referee Course
Click on the hyperlink to the course which you would like to enrol in. There is a 3 day cutoff to enrol in a course.
LOCATION: AULUBA OVAL, SOUTH TURRAMURRA
Course #1: 11 February 2023 (click here to register)
Course #2: 19 February 2023 (click here to register)
Course #3: 11 March 2023 (click here to register)
Course #4: 18 March 2023 (click here to register)
Course #5: 19 March 2023 (click here to register)
Note: it is very important that you follow this step so that we can confirm attendance numbers for each course. Please note that if courses are not filled to an appropriate number, we will be required to move you to another suitable course. You will be notified if this is the case.
*PROBLEMS ENROLLING IN REFEREE COURSES* - if your FFA Number starts with a "1", you may receive a message saying "The remote server returned an error: (400) Bad Request." To fix this, you need to click THIS LINK and register for the QMS Education Package. Once you have done this, you should be able to enrol in the course after 24 hours. If you are still experiencing an issue in enrolling in the course, email Jake Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have done this, move onto the next step.
5. Complete Online LOTG Certificate
It is an FFA requirement that you complete the FFA Laws Of The Game (LOTG) Online Certificate prior to attending a Level 4 Referees Course. The certificate takes at least 4 hours to complete, so please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time to complete this before attending your Course. If this is not completed upon arrival at your enrolled course, unfortunately you will be turned away by the instructors on the day.
You can complete the Online Certificate via: www.ffa-referees.mygo1.com/p/#/access/enrol?cid=2656010
Please bring a copy of your LOTG Online Certificate to the Course you have enrolled yourself in.
Q: What time does the course start and finish?
A: The course is set to start at 9:00am and finish at 5:00pm.
Q: Will lunch and drinks be provided?
A: No, you will need to bring your own food and drinks to last you the whole day.
Q: Will we be mainly inside or outside for the course?
A: The majority of the course will be run indoors, but please wear comfortable footwear and clothing as we will be doing some practical referee training on the field.
Q: Who do I speak to if I have any questions or issues?
A: Contact our Registrar at email@example.com