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Want to Referee in Sutherland in 2024?

We are the senior refereeing branch in the Sutherland Shire and we cover all full field matches for the Sutherland Shire Football Association.

We are currently taking Expressions of Interest for persons 14 years and older (or who will be 14 years or older by 15 April 2024). Please email and we will send you more information in late January.

There is an online and and in-person component to training to become a referee. There is a cost to these courses - but we keep that as low as possible (all course costs include the basic uniform (black shirt shorts and socks) and equipment (whistle, flag, notebook) you need to get on the park (other than a pen, watch and coin).

In terms of your time commitment - after doing the course, there is none - you tell us when you can referee using our website, and which Sutherland Shire based zones you are available to referee in, and we will do our best to find an appropriate level of match for you linked to your availablity and your experience. We can work around your playing times, coach/manager times, or other football commitments you may have. We work on an opt-in basis, so you only get games during the timeslots you have opted in to make yourself available.

If you have previous refereeing experience and are thinking of returning, we are happy to talk to you as well.

If you are looking to take up Small Sided Games/Mini-roos refereeing, we are happy to put you in touch with the right contact person at your local club (depending on if they have availablity). Most clubs take referees for these matches at younger age groups (often 13yo, but some 12yo as well).

All matches are remunerated in accordance with the following (subject to a 8% admin fee). For most of our members refereeing is a hobby, and is non-taxable income:

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