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 Note: Our next General Meeting will be held on Monday 8th April 2019 at the Merrylands Sports Club, Oxford Street, Merrylands starting at 7.00 pm for junior members and 7.30 m for all members. GDFRA will continue to be a proactive Referee's Association who are continuously developing qualified and experienced referees for the future of the game.


GDFRA - 111 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 Monday of each month, during the season, at Merrylands Bowling and Recreation Club, Oxford Street, Merrylands.  The next General Meeting will be the  held at the Merrylands Bowling and Recreation Club on Monday 8th April 2019 starting at 7.00 pm for junior members and 7.30 pm for all members. 


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Activities To Remember - March 2019

GDFRA Important Dates 

March 2019:

Sunday 10th March 2019 - Pre-Season Training at Parramatta Park (RSL Entrance) - 8.15 am start for all Members.

Friday 15th March is the cut off for mambership renewals.  The good news is you only have to EFT the applicable membership fee of $75/$95 to the following account:

Name of Bank: CBA; Account Name: Granville District Football Referees Assn.; BSB: 062-428; Account Number: 28000336.  Junior members please remember the Active Kids Voucher Program.

Sunday 17th March 2019 - Pre-Season Seminar at Merrylands Bowling and Recreation Club, Oxford Street, Merrylands. from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm.

Sunday 24th March 2019 - Pre-Season Training at Parramatta Park (RSL Entrance) - 8.15 am start for all Members.

Sunday 31st March 2019 - Pre-Season Training at Parramatta Park (RSL Entrance) - 8.15 am start for all Members.


2018-2019 LOTG

Upcoming Level 4 Referee Courses In 2019

1 DAY COURSE Sunday 10th March : MERRYLANDS FOOTBALL CLUB (Club Room) from 9.30 am – 4.00 pm.

Payment for the course fee can be made on the day.  The link register for the courses is below:



Annual Seminar 2019

Sunday 17th March 2019 : Merrylands Bowling and Recreation Club, Oxford Street, Merrylands NSW from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm.

Emma Higgins - NSWSLR June 2017 Member of the Month 



Popular NSWSLFR and GDFRA referee, Emma Higgins, was the NSW State League Referees Legea Member of the Month recipient for June 2018; her regular smiling face at training with a constant supply of cup cakes is welcomed by her colleagues.  She is always happy and helpful to other members and the FNSW Appointments Officer by going out of her way to accept extra games.  Nothing is too much trouble for Emma and her efforts are very much appreciated by all she comes in contact with.  NSWSLFR President Robert Colombo presented Emma with a $100 Legea voucher kindly donated by Legea Australia.


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