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Referees Next Course In 2018!



GDFRA are conducting its first referees course of 2018 at Merrylands Bowling and Recreation Club, Oxford Street, Merrylands NSW commencing on Monday 12th February 2018 beginning at 6.00 pm and finishing at 9.00 pm.  Following course nights are the 19th, 26th and 5th March 2018 from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm.  The cost of the course is $60.00. 

In order to complete the 
Level 4 course, candidates who are looking to become referees 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 bring it to the first session of the course.

Click here for a course flyer

Course Details and Registration for Level 4 Course Details and how to register.

you wish further information please contact either Steve Prattent via
tscchair@gdfra.org.au or on 0417277279





Here is your chance to:

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be a football (soccer) referee

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learn the ‘real’ laws of soccer

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be a better coach or manager

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be a complete player  


Pre-requisite Level 4 Online Course - cover all the Laws of Football:

The 17 Laws

1. The Field of Play
2. The Ball
3. The Players
4. The Players' Equipment
5. The Referee
6. The Other Match Officials
7. The Duration of the Match
8. The Start and Restart of Play
9. The Ball In and Out of Play
10. Determining the Outcome of a Match
11. Offside
12. Fouls and Misconduct
13. Free Kicks
14. The Penalty Kick
15. The Throw-In
16. The Goal Kick
17. The Corner Kick

Sessions 1, 2 & 3 - Level 4 Modules.           

Working through and completion of modules in the Level 4 program.

Session 4 - Practical session covering positioning, signaling, use of flags, appointments and Granville District Soccer Football Association Rules and Procedures.

Note: To complete a Level 4 Referee's Course you must pass the online course and complete all the modules together with the practical session.  It is expected that candidates study their law books and ask relevant questions when any points of the Level 4 Course are not understood.  

Attending the course and listening will not be enough.

For Referees wishing to upgrade their theory to Level 3, Level 2 and Level 1 please contact the secretary: Joe Rovella on 0400195210 or email secretary@gdfra.org.au


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