Latest SSFRA News

Mid Season 2017 Course Dates Announced

For current referees click here for the schedule of courses to upgrade your existing accreditation.

If you are wanting to become a referee in 2017 click here to find out what you need to do to get on the park for this season.

12 Reasons to Take Up Refereeing in 2017

Sutherland Shire Football Referees Association are looking to recruit more referees 14 years and older (by April 2017) to referee Football in 2017 - information on becoming a referee in 2017 in the Sutherland Shire (and course dates) can be found at here. Please take a look at Football NSW Referees Page for some great reason to join the ranks of SSFRA. If you have any further questions contact development@ssfra.org.au.

2017 Laws of the Game (LOTG) Changes

The International Football Association Board approved a series of changes to the Laws of the Game for competitions starting after 1 July 2016. In order to implement these changes, all current referees are required to undertake an online course and sit an examination in respect of the changes. The examination can be taken as many times as necessary.

For full details of the changes to the LOTG for 2017, which ones will affect you most and how to take the course and examination click here. You should complete the course and examination by the end of January 2017.

FNSW Insurance Changes 2017

Personal Injury Insurance provides cover for registered players, match officials and club officials who suffer an injury during official training, games, sanctioned tournaments and events, sanctioned tours and representative matches and travel to or from an official training or game. The main benefits claimable are non-Medicare Medical benefits including ambulance, physiotherapy, chiropractic, dental, private hospital accommodation, loss of income and student assistance. A summary is provided during the registration process on MyFootballClub - you can also view the program details at FNSW JLT Insurance website.

The Sutherland Shire Football Referees Association (SSFRA) is a volunteer organisation that provides referees for over 400 matches each week across the Sutherland Shire during the winter football season for both men’s and women’s competitions.

If you are still unsure or if you have any questions relating to refereeing, please contact the relevant people:

Becoming a referee in 2017 (course enquiries): Mitch Clark - Chairperson Development Committee

Registrations and joining the SSFRA: Craig Lister - SSFRA Registrar

All other enquiries: David Morgan - Secretary