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Become a Referee in 2017 & See Where Football Can Take You
Want to be part of a team? Want to make friends? Want to go to the next level? Become a Referee in 2017 and See Where Football Can Take You.
Football Federation SA are recruiting Referees for this coming season!
Take a read through below as we run through the benefits of becoming a Match Official.
Get paid to become involved in the sport you love all year round.
The outdoor winter competitions are completed by late September, but summer futsal (indoor football) and social competitions still require accredited Match Officials throughout the warmer months. This is the perfect part-time job to keep your savings building during school and university!
Fitness and Personal Development
Refereeing fixtures on the weekend combined with midweek training sessions can often be as good as gym workout themself. You'll always feel welcome as part of the Match Officials team and learn life skills such as leadership, communication, management, discipline and confidence which are essential as you further your career in any industry.
Improve your knowledge of the World's game
Football is truly the sport for all and it can be played in many different formats, but there's always more to know. Being across the Laws of the Game will help your own and others understaning of the game no matter whether they are a supporter, player, coach or volunteer.
There is a clear career pathway
The Hyundai A-League now employs full-time Match Officials, meaning the pathway to being a professional Referee has never been clearer in Australia. If you're enjoying your weekend matches so much that you want to pursue this pathway further, Football Federation SA and our Referees Department & Coaches will do all we can to help you succeed.
To take the first steps in becoming a Referee, you'll need to complete the free online Laws of the Game Course or contact our Referees Department on (08) 8340 3088.
The next Level 4 Referee Course isn't too far away! Completing this course will enable you to officiate football matches at a junior level. Visit this link here for more information.