FAQ - Referees

How do I become a referee?

  • First step is complete the Level 5 Online Laws of the game, https://laws.myfootballclub.com.au/
  • The second step is to register your interest with Football South Coast and determine when the next Level 4 course will be run
  • third step, register and pay via MyFootball club, the same as registering as a player, but change the club to Football South Coast. Please follow this link for details http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-4704-0-0-0&sID=317604

When will the next level 4 course be run?

  • Please see Upcoming course tab.

What is the cost of registration for a new referee?

  • Registration cost is $100 which includes the FNSW Fee component
  • The uniform is $95 which includes short sleeve shirt, long sleeve shirt, shorts and socks
  • Whistle, flags and cards - $40
  • Spray Jacket $55 optional

What is the cost of registration if I am an existing referee?

  • Registration cost is $130 Returing junior,which includes the FNSW Fee component
  • The uniform is $95 which includes short sleeve shirt, long sleeve shirt, shorts and socks.

Why do we have a new uniform for 2018?

  • FSC has recently entered into a new sponsorship period with our apparel provider who have a new range of referee gear
  • The sponsorship apparel arrangement will be for a 3 year period
  • The uniform will remain the same for the next 3 years
  • For full uniform requiremnts please see the link website. http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-4704-0-0-0&sID=402420

Can I wear “skins” under my uniform?

  • Shirts - Yes, as long as they are BLACK
  • Shorts – Yes, as long as they can’t be seen under the shorts.

When can I buy the referee uniform?

  • The uniform is available at the FSC offices (11 Bourke Street, Fairy Meadow – next door to the Fraternity Club entrance), including the alternative pink and yellow shirt if required for all new senior match referee’s.

If I am a new referee – which club will I referee at?

  • Junior match referee’s - When the Level 4 is completed, FSC will allocate you to a junior club, where possible as close to home. This will be known as your Home Club.
  • Senior Match referee's - will be appointed by MatchRef.

Do I only referee at my Junior Home Club?

  • You must referee at your home club as a first priority. Your referee Coordinator may ask you referee at a nearby club, you must not accept any appointments at another club without prior knowledge from your referee coordinator.

How am I appointed to games?

  • Junior game referee’s - this is done by your Home Club and they will notify you as per their communication protocols
  • Senior game referee’s - are completed by MatchRef.  You will be provided with details on how to register and log-in to this system prior to official appointments
  • Some junior referee’s will be appointed to FSC representative games – these appointments will be done via Matchref. 

How am I Paid?

  • Junior game referee’s - your Home Club will pay you via an agreed method.
  • Payment for senior games and FSC representative games are paid to your nominated bank account at the end of each month. 

Can I Referee at senior level?

  • Yes, however a number of requirements before progression. You must be assessed to progress, you must have completed the FSC upgrade course, and be prepared to complete a Level 3 referee course. 

When does the season start?

  • The FSC website has a season calendar. http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-4704-0-0-0&sID=321060

How often am I required to attend meetings?

Is there any other information I need to know? 

  • The FSC website has a section for Referee’s which includes other information such as resources, policies, etc.
  • For further information, contact the office on 42856929 during office hours or email referees@footballsouthcoast.com 




Notice Board

WET WEATHER changes : FSC WIN Network Academy - Monday 18 June


Venue: Shellharbour City Indoor Sports Stadium, 110 Croome Rd, Albion Park

Time: 4:45pm – 5:45pm (Please arrive at 4:30pm)

Footwear: Joggers or indoor boots only



Venue: Illawarra Sports High School Hall, 1 Gura St, Berkeley (Entry via main school gate)

Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm(Please arrive at 4:45pm)

Footwear:Joggers or indoor boots only


NORTHERN ACADEMY : Please bring regular sneakers / indoor boots AND outdoor boots as we will have access to use the School Hall if needed. Pls check your email for further details.



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