Becoming a CRA Football Referee in 2018

There are plenty of great motives of being a football referee. You actively participate in the sport, you help raise the standard of the game, you develop a network of close friends, you develop your management and communication skills and is a great way of earning tax free pocket money.

Referees are an integral part of Football. The first steps to becoming a referee at the World Cup starts at the local level. The qualifications in becoming a football referee are:

– Be a minimum of 13 years old,
– Have a passion for Football.

It’s that easy!

The Canterbury Referees Association (CRA) are actively seeking new referees to join our community. People of all experience and fitness levels are accepted. If you would like to be part of this exciting culture, please complete the following steps.

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Step 1 – Complete the Laws of the Game Certificate

This is a free online course which is provided by Football Federation Australia (FFA). Upon successful completion of this course, print your Certificate and register yourself in Step 2. A summary of the Laws of the Game and Examination can be located at the following addresses:

Laws of the Game Summary: https://laws.myfootballclub.com.au/laws/
Examinaion: https://laws.myfootballclub.com.au/users/signup

The online course involves an examination of your understanding of the Laws of the Game. You only get one attempt at the examination, so take your time studying the Laws.

If you fail the examination, do not panic! Please contact our Development Officer to discuss alternative solutions.

Step 2 – Level 4 Referee Course

Register and attend your Level 4 Referee Course. This is an FFA accredited course, run by the CRA. This involves a full day referee course involving practical interpretation and demonstration of the Laws of the Game.

Upcoming Level 4 Courses

Referee Level 4 Course 1 – Saturday 17 February 2018 (Open to All)FULL
For registration and full course details – Click Here

Referee Level 4 Course 2 – Saturday 24 February 2018 (Open to All)
For registration and full course details – Click Here

Referee Level 4 Course 3 – Saturday 3 March 2018 (Seniors Only – 18 years and above)
For registration and full course details – Click Here

Referee Level 4 Course 4 – Saturday 10 March 2018 (Female Only)
For registration and full course details – Click Here

Referee Level 4 Course 5 – Saturday 17 March 2018 (Open to All)
For registration and full course details – Click Here

Please check back regularly for new course dates – these will be published here as soon as they are confirmed.

Step 3 – Registration on My Football Club (MFC) and Payment

Upon successful completion of Steps 1 and 2, you will be entitled to register to be an active referee for season 2018. Ensure that ALL details (contact details, email, and recent passport size picture) on My Football Club are updated as this will be the main means of communication by the CRA.

Please follow the below steps to register:

1. Open up the following link to access the My Football Club referee registration page,
https://www.playfootball.com.au/referee/register-a-referee. If you already participate in football as a
player, coach, manager or club official and you already know your FFA and Password, please use these login
details.

2. Please ensure your contact details are up to date and a recent passport sized photo has been uploaded. Once
this is complete, press ‘Register’.

3. In each category select the following:
a. Step 1 – Type in ‘Canterbury Referees Association Incorporated’
b. Step 2 – Select ‘Referee’. When prompted and the option asks ‘Are you Accredited?’, select ‘Yes’.
When prompted and the option asks ‘If yes, what level?’, select ‘LOTG Certificate’. When choosing
your particular category, those 18 years and below, select ‘Junior’. For those 19 and over,
select ‘Senior’.
c. Step 3 – For those 18 years and below, select ‘Entrance Course – Junior’. For those 19 and over,
select ‘Entrance Course – Senior’.
d. Step 4 – Press ‘Add Package’

4. Complete the online payment process and pay online through Credit/Debit Card. A tax invoice will be sent
to your email (as on MFC) as confirmation of payment.

Questions?

If you are still unsure or have any queries you would like clarified, please contact our Development Officer, Anthony Mansour via email at development@canterburyreferees.org.au.

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