Note:  The next General Meeting is on Wednesday 20th July, 2016 at the Merrylands Bowling and Recreation Club, Oxford Street, Merrylands starting at 7.30 pm.  A Juniors Meeting will be held before the main meeting at 7.00 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.

Remember LAW 18 - Commonsense


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 General is on Wednesday 20th July 2016 at the Merrylands Bowling and Recreation Club starting at 7.30 pm.  A Juniors only meeting will be held before the General Meeting at 7.00 pm.

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2016 Level 4 Referee Course by GDFRA for PHFC - May 2016GDFRA Referees

Referee Training    







GDFRA are conducting a Level 4 referees course for PHFC but other GDFRA football club members are welcomed to apply.


Toongabbie Sports Club (8.30am-4.30pm)

  • Sunday 29th May 2016.
  • Station St, Toongabbie NSW 2146
  • BYO Lunch or purchase from the Club.
  • Wear comfortable clothes for practical session (Binalong Oval).
In order to complete the Level 4 course, candidates who are looking to become referees within the GDFRA must first complete the FFA Laws of the Game online course.  This course is FREE to anyone and can be completed in your own time, with candidates who successfully complete the course receiving a certificate online as proof of completing the course.  Click on the following link to start your journey:

Once you have done this print your certificate and email it to Emma Higgins
To register now for the March course click on the "Register Now" button. Course Register Now
Registrations close at 6pm on Friday 27th May 2016.

The cost is $165.00 and includes all course materials, membership to GDFRA and all equipment required to referee.  The actual course only cost is $60.00; the referees gear is $105.00.
Payment Method: Cash, Cheque or Funds Transfer (preferred) to Granville District Football Referees Association - BSB: 062 428 ACCOUNT NO: 2800 0336
Please use your full name in the transaction description and email Emma your receipt number along with your LOTG Certificate.

You will receive your 2016 Lawbook, Workbook and other materials on the day.  Please bring a pen with you.  The following links contain a membership form and a FNSW Membership Protection Declaration Form.  Please fill the forms out and email to Emma ASAP.   If you are required to fill out a FNSW form (16 years and over) please also send through a copy of your ID.
            ../2016MembershipForm.pdf                            ../FNSW Member Protection Declaration.pdf

f you wish further information please contact
Emma Higgins via or on 0416527947

You must be at least 13 years old to become a referee.




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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