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Referees Next Course In 2020!



GDFRA are conducting a referees courses in 2020 at Merrylands Sports Club, Oxford Street, Merrylands, NSW 2160.

 Our second  course is commencing on Tuesday 18th February 2020 beginning at 6.00 pm and finishing at 9.00 pm.  Following course night is Thursday 20th February 2020 from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm.  The cost of the course is $40.00.

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.   Please bring your certificate to the start of each course.  Click on the following link to start your journey:


18th February 2020 Level 4 Course  For the 18th and 20th February 2020 Course Details and Registration.

Click here for a course flyer

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 - covers 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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