New South Wales State League Football Referees Inc.
Established in 1958, NSW State League Football Referees Inc is the premier refereeing body for Football (soccer) in New South Wales providing quality refereeing services for professional and semi-professional football competitions within New South Wales.
We are proud to offer an unrivalled gathering of talent - which includes several current and former FIFA Referees and Assistant Referees - so that we can share that experience as we help you along the pathway for development to the pinnacle of your craft.
If you want to develop your skills to take you to the the best football in NSW on the pathway between grassroots football and the A-League - and even FIFA - then this is the place for you!
Vale Gary Power: One of Australia’s most decorated referees and Football NSW’s first ever Head of Referees Gary Power has sadly passed away on Tuesday 29th of December after a long battle with cancer.
A well-known and admired Australian football identity and icon to many referees and officials across the country, the 69-year-old held many high-profile positions including instructor roles at Football NSW and Soccer Australia/FFA as well as headlining the Asian Football Confederation as a Director of Referees and was also the Referees’ Expert for the Qatar Football Association.
A FIFA referee in the 90’s which saw him take charge of a number of memorable encounters including World Cup qualifiers, Power played an instrumental role and was the nation’s leading official during the National Soccer League days which saw him take out a plethora of individual officiating awards.
Prior to working in football, Power was a teacher with the NSW Education department for 15 years.
His dedication and passion to the game from a referees’ standpoint was second to none as he will long be remembered for being one of the major innovators in this space which saw him continually improve the standard of officiating in Australia.
A major influence on many of our current and past officials, he was a true mentor and friend to many in our game but most importantly, Power loved the sport dearly and will leave a long lasting legacy.
NSWSLFR would like to extend its deepest condolences to the Power family, a Legend of our game, may he rest in heavenly peace.
Congratulations go to Sarah Ho (Assistant Referee(, Kurt Ams (Referee) and Lance Greenshields (Assistant Referee) who have been added again to the FIFA list for 2021. Their achievement is very well deserved for all their hard work, dedication, determination and effort to make it by going that little extra bit further. NSW State League Football Referees know they will wear their badges with pride and distinction.
Sarah, Kurt and Lance join a distinguished list of NSWSLFR members who have been honoured with a FIFA badge for their services and dedication to the art of refereeing -
Amelia Stanilas (Morris)
Become a referee of the Football NSW State Leagues (including PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues) today! Watch the promotional video below for details of how you can develop along the path towards an elite level of football in the State and then perhaps onwards into the "A" League and beyond.
Congratulations go to Sarah Ho (Assistant Referer), Kurt Ams (Referee) and Lance Greenshields (Assistant Referee) who have been added again to the FIFA list for 2021. Their achievement is very well deserved for all their hard work, dedication, determination and effort to make it by going that little extra bit further.
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