Note:  The next Meeting  which will bethe AGM on Wednesday 26th October 2016 held at the Merrylands Bowling and Recreation Club, Oxford Street, Merrylands starting at 7.30 pm.  GDFRA will continue to be a proactive Referee's Association who are continuously developing qualified and experienced referees for the future of the game.

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GDFRA - 108 years supporting Referees' Development.  Our aim is to recruit, retain and continuously develop sufficient qualified referees to meet the current and future needs of the game.  We wish to raise the quality, status and benefits of refereeing, for the good of Members and in the interests of the game. 

Referee at a Junior GameWelcome to our website which we trust is a useful resource for not only GDFRA members but referees world wide.  Your comments and suggestions are always welcomed and as such your webmaster would appreciate any feedback.

Refereeing can be an exciting and challenging position providing you with the best seat in the game.  So whether your wanting to give back something to the sport you love, earn some extra pocket money or have ambitions of refereeing local, State, National or International levels, this is where you can start.  Refereeing is not just about knowing the Laws of the Game, but also applying them correctly, understanding how the game unfolds, player management and your own personality.  It also helps to develop life skills and confidence, maintains and improves fitness levels without the bumps and bruises that players sustain.  If you are interested in becoming a referee please contact us by emailing our Secretary.

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, during the season, at Merrylands Bowling and Recreation Club, Oxford Street, Merrylands.  The next meeting is the Annual General Meeting which will be held at the Merrylands Bowling and Recreation Club starting at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 26th October 2016.

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2016 Finals Series Procedures - August 2016

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The 2016 Grand Finals  Procedures are now available online. Click on the link button on the main page for details!!!  It is important that you read the information contained therein; print off a copy and make sure you have it with you during the finals series.  The information can be found under the "Referee's Documents" drop down menu, sub menu "Other Documents & Articles". 

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2016 Fitness Training Sessions - Starting 19th January, 2016


Sessions will be held by Richard Clarke, James Dolahenty and Steve Prattent.  Venue: Holroyd Sports Ground (Corner of Robert and Peel Streets, Holroyd).  Please note that No Football Boots Are Allowed - Joggers Only.

*** Fitness Training will still be held on FitnessTest Nights ***

A Professional Fitness Trainer is being looked into as well as special guests attending some sessions.  The aim is  get us all fit for the start of the season.  Details of the Fitness Training Sessions are as follows:

Commencing Tuesday, 19th January, 2016 from 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm and then as shown below :

February 2016 - Tuesday 2nd and 16th

March, 2016 - Tuesday 1st, 15th (also Fitness Test), 22nd (also Fitness Test) and 29th (also Fitness Test)

April 2016 - Monday 11th (also Fitness Test) and 25th.

May 2016 - Monday 9th and 23rd.

June 2016 - Monday 13th and 27th.

July 2016 - Monday 11th and 25th.

August 2016 - Monday 8th and 22nd.

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