Football West is always on the lookout for more referees, as there as still many games going uncovered each weekend. Whether you just want to referee casually, or if you want to go all the way to the World Cup, WE NEED YOU!
If you want to take up the challenge, then stop wasting time thinking about it and following these simple steps:
In order to become a referee with Football West, all candidates must first complete the free online FFA Laws of the Game (LOTG) Certificate. To access the site, please go to http://laws.myfootballclub.com.au and follow the instructions. This provides you with the basic introduction needed and gives you a better understanding of the laws of football. Even if you don't want to become a referee, this free online course will help you explain why a free kick was given on the weekend.
Upon completion of the LOTG Certificate, candidates can then apply for a Level 4 Referee Course. This is the first official accreditation level for referees under the Australian Officiating Development Schedule, and successful candidates are then eligible to referee junior football matches.
The course is run in a classroom-style format over one day. Candidates must be a minimum of 14 years of age on the day of the course, and have successfully completed the LOTG Certificate (proof of certificate required). The course cost is $95.00 per candidate.
Candidates are also required to complete Unit 1 as home study before attending, and bring with them to the course. These questions can be downloaded by clicking here.
If you wish to register for a course, please register for your preferred course on the MyFootballClub website by visiting: http://myfootballclub.com.au/index.php?id=111
Payment information must be submitted when registering for a course, otherwise your registration will be deemed invalid and deleted.
Upcoming 2016 course dates:
* Saturday 2 July - Gibbney Reserve, Maylands- FULL
* Sunday 10 July - Gibbney Reserve, Maylands
More dates will be added upon demand
After completing the Level 4 Course, you will then need to register as an active referee with Football West. This will then officially recognise you as an accredited match official, and allow you to be appointed to matches. These details will be provided to you once you have completed the course.
For more information you can contact the Football West Referees Department by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org