Latest News from the CRA

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Saturday 17th February, 2024 @ 10:20 am

Do you dream of being the next FIFA referee? Starting her journey with the CRA, referee Maddy Allum did just that and became a FIFA referee in 2024.

In a new format for season 2024, we are running a Level 4 Referee practical course on Sunday, 25 February 2024.

This course is open to new junior and senior participants seeking to become qualified referees.

To enrol in this course, you must first complete the Level 4 Referee theory course in etrainu, Football Australia's new learning platform by visiting > learn.footballaustralia.com.au/training/index.cfm?event=event.assessment.view#65cd541c934fea0015b...

For more information visit canterburyreferees.org.au/become-a-referee/ or contact registrar@canterburyreferees.org.au

Football Canterbury, Football NSW, Abbotsford Juniors Football Club (AJFC), APIA Leichhardt FC, Ashfield Pirates FC, Australian National Sports Club, Balmain & District Football Club, Belmore Eagles Football Club, Burwood Football Club, Bexley Lions FC, Canterbury Junior Football Club, Canterbury Lions Football Club, Concord Junior Soccer Club, Cooks River Titans Football Club, Earlwood Wanderers Football Club, Enfield FC, Football Club Five Dock, Future Leaders Football Club, Hurlstone Park Wanderers, Inter Lions FC 1983, Leichhardt Saints Football Club, LFC Sports, Marrickville FC, MRP FC, Punchbowl United FC, Roselands Football Club, Russell Lea Women's Soccer Club - RLWSC, Saint Barnabas Football Club Inc, Strathfield Strikers FC, Sydney Rangers Football Club, Sydney Uni Soccer Football Club
... See MoreSee Less

Do you dream of being the next FIFA referee? Starting her journey with the CRA, referee Maddy Allum did just that and became a FIFA referee in 2024.

In a new format for season 2024, we are running a Level 4 Referee practical course on Sunday, 25 February 2024.

This course is open to new junior and senior participants seeking to become qualified referees.

To enrol in this course, you must first complete the Level 4 Referee theory course in etrainu, Football Australias new learning platform by visiting > https://learn.footballaustralia.com.au/training/index.cfm?event=event.assessment.view#65cd541c934fea0015b1144e

For more information visit https://canterburyreferees.org.au/become-a-referee/ or contact registrar@canterburyreferees.org.au

Football Canterbury, Football NSW, Abbotsford Juniors Football Club (AJFC), APIA Leichhardt FC, Ashfield Pirates FC, Australian National Sports Club, Balmain & District Football Club, Belmore Eagles Football Club, Burwood Football Club, Bexley Lions FC, Canterbury Junior Football Club, Canterbury Lions Football Club, Concord Junior Soccer Club, Cooks River Titans Football Club, Earlwood Wanderers Football Club, Enfield FC, Football Club Five Dock, Future Leaders Football Club, Hurlstone Park Wanderers, Inter Lions FC 1983, Leichhardt Saints Football Club, LFC Sports, Marrickville FC, MRP FC, Punchbowl United FC, Roselands Football Club, Russell Lea Womens Soccer Club - RLWSC, Saint Barnabas Football Club Inc, Strathfield Strikers FC, Sydney Rangers Football Club, Sydney Uni Soccer Football Club
Friday 21st July, 2023 @ 11:14 pm

Vale Kevin Sutton.

It is with great sadness that we convey the news of Kevin Sutton's passing.

Kevin was a life member of the Canterbury Referees Association - CRA and Marrickville FC, and received the Vince & Val Laws Medal in 2016 in acknowledgement of his exceptional contribution to the local game. He also received a Football NSW State Award that same year.

Our thoughts are with Kevin's family, friends and the football community at this time.
... See MoreSee Less

Vale Kevin Sutton.

It is with great sadness that we convey the news of Kevin Suttons passing.

Kevin was a life member of the Canterbury Referees Association - CRA and Marrickville FC, and received the Vince & Val Laws Medal in 2016 in acknowledgement of his exceptional contribution to the local game. He also received a Football NSW State Award that same year.

Our thoughts are with Kevins family, friends and the football community at this time.Image attachment

13 CommentsComment on Facebook

Thankyou so much for your mentorship on and off the pitch Kevin. My heartfelt condolences to the family.

Knew him from my Marrickville Red Devils days in the late 70s...great service to our game...No doubt he will be sorely missed...condolences to the family, may he RIP πŸ™

This one is sad. Such a really humble guy who mentored so many of us coming through the ranks for years. Condolences to his Family. May he Rest In Peace.

Icon of the district. He’ll be well remembered. Vale Kev. Thoughts with his family

Oh such sad news. Kevin was larger than life, and he brought that great smile with him. He will be missed. Condolences to his family.

So sorry to hear of Kevin's passing Spent many amusing afternoons when my dear husband Jim Skuthorpe was assessing him Condolences to his family Fay Skuthorpe

Such sad news. Condolences to his family and the wider football community. I was lucky enough to have referred many games with Kev. This kind, funny guy will be missed by all in the wider football community

Rip big Kev! I remember being a referee over 15 years ago and he was always encouraging the younger kids to persist with refereeing and always so proud to see us appointed to state league games. Then as a referee he was always an honest and fair referee. You will be missed!

A character that was larger than life.

Big Kev always bigger than life. You will be sadly missed πŸ˜”

One of the true legions of football, on and off the field. Kevin will be sadly missed.

View more comments

Monday 17th July, 2023 @ 10:41 am

Canterbury Referees Association - CRA referees had the privilege of observing the FIFA Women's World Cup referees train at Sydney Olympic Park yesterday. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to go behind the scenes to observe the FIFA referees go through their paces ahead of this week's tournament.

A big thanks to Football NSW for providing this opportunity to our referees!
... See MoreSee Less

Canterbury Referees Association - CRA referees had the privilege of observing the FIFA Womens World Cup referees train at Sydney Olympic Park yesterday. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to go behind the scenes to observe the FIFA referees go through their paces ahead of this weeks tournament.

A big thanks to Football NSW for providing this opportunity to our referees!

3 CommentsComment on Facebook

So envious. They have been really generous with these opportunities!

what a wonderful opportunity, so progressive of Football NSW, only wish Football Qld would do something similiar

View more comments

Saturday 8th July, 2023 @ 3:07 pm

Eliza shows much promise both as a player and match official. Eliza is a great role model for other junior members wishing to join the ranks. Keep working at it Eliza! πŸ‘πŸ‘Eliza Skinner ~ Canterbury Referee Association Referee

Eliza started playing for Marrickville FC in 2011, joining with one of her friends in an under 6 team. Eliza currently plays in the Under 17-19 Womens team, made up of many of the girls she started playing with in the under 8 girls. Football has given Eliza the opportunity to play alongside some of her closest friends. She grew up in Marrickville and loves being part of the community.

While Eliza is a great player on the field, she is exceptional as a CRA Referee!

In 2019 Eliza started to referee in the Marrickville Summer Competition. Her older sister, who was also a referee, encouraged her to undertake the Level 4 Course and join the CRA.

Eliza is currently a Level 3 Referee and has been officiating on the Referees Development Panel with Football NSW. She wants to continue and hopefully make it to referee NPL, A-League and maybe even FIFA.

Eliza highly recommends becoming a referee to anyone who plays football. The CRA welcomes everyone to become a referee and encourages as many people as possible to join.

We look forward to seeing Eliza's career as a Referee and hope to see her officiating a Womens World Cup game in the future!

#wearemarrickvilleπŸ‘ΉπŸ€˜βš½οΈ #referee #femalefootball
... See MoreSee Less

Eliza shows much promise both as a player and match official. Eliza is a great role model for other junior members wishing to join the ranks. Keep working at it Eliza! πŸ‘πŸ‘
Tuesday 2nd May, 2023 @ 2:03 am

STATEMENT:

The Canterbury Referees Association is sickened by the incident resulting in the alleged serious assault of a referee in a match at Padstow Park on Friday, 28 April.

The referee involved is not a member of the Canterbury Referees Association.

Violence towards referees and other match officials has no place in our game. The CRA stands by the Bankstown District Football Association to promote a safe and enjoyable environment for all players, managers, coaches, volunteers, and match officials.

We wish the referee involved a speedy recovery.

As the matter is now the subject of a police investigation, we are unable to comment any further on the incident.

The CRA Executive Committee
... See MoreSee Less

STATEMENT:

The Canterbury Referees Association is sickened by the incident resulting in the alleged serious assault of a referee in a match at Padstow Park on Friday, 28 April.

The referee involved is not a member of the Canterbury Referees Association.

Violence towards referees and other match officials has no place in our game. The CRA stands by the Bankstown District Football Association to promote a safe and enjoyable environment for all players, managers, coaches, volunteers, and match officials.

We wish the referee involved a speedy recovery.

As the matter is now the subject of a police investigation, we are unable to comment any further on the incident.

The CRA Executive Committee

1 CommentComment on Facebook

πŸ’» OFFICIAL LIVE STREAM of games will be broadcast here πŸ”— bit.ly/3ZCa6sK

View more comments

Sunday 30th April, 2023 @ 3:38 pm

Congratulations and best of luck to Canterbury Referees Association - CRA member, Maddy Allum on her appointment to the A-League Women's Grand Final at CommBank Stadium at 4pm today. We wish you all the best! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Congratulations to NSW Officials Maddy Allum and Emma Kocbek on their appointments at this Sunday’s Liberty A-League Women’s Grand Final between Western United FC and Sydney FC at CommBank Stadium.

Allum will be the assistant referee while Kocbek will be the fifth official.

This will be their first ever A-League Women's Grand Final and a sign of many more to come for the talented pair πŸ‘
... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations and best of luck to Canterbury Referees Association - CRA member, Maddy Allum on her appointment to the A-League Womens Grand Final at CommBank Stadium at 4pm today. We wish you all the best! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
Monday 17th April, 2023 @ 7:19 pm

Congratulations to our very own Maddy Allum. Onwards and upwards on a stellar refereeing career thus far πŸ‘Congratulations to Maddy Allum, who was appointed as an Assistant Referee to the recent A-League Women's semi-final between Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory!

Allum began refereeing with Canterbury Football Referees Association and is now also a member of NSW State League Referees.
... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to our very own Maddy Allum. Onwards and upwards on a stellar refereeing career thus far πŸ‘

4 CommentsComment on Facebook

Congratulations Maddy Allum

πŸ’―πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

View more comments

Tuesday 21st March, 2023 @ 6:27 pm

Our Annual Seminar was held at Strathfield Golf Club for all CRA Referees, with guests Chris Young and Nick Kambounias. It was a very hot day but in very pleasant conditions for our members with the great facilities the club has.
A big thank you to our President Rodrigo Martins, Secretary Anthony Johnstone and Assistant Secretary Harry Apostolidis who set up the Power-point presentation for the members. Also thank you to the presenters Rodrigo Martins for the welcome, Jerry Bitas (Branch Coach), Nick Asagiotis (Head Assessor), Bilal Pickering and Harry Apostolidis (Appointments and Dribl), Anthony Mansour (Senior Vice President) Chris Young (State League NSW). And a big thank you to Robert Iamundi for helping at the door.
Thank you to all that attended and Good Luck for Season 2023.
... See MoreSee Less

Our Annual Seminar was held at Strathfield Golf Club for all CRA Referees, with guests Chris Young and Nick Kambounias. It was a very hot day but in very pleasant conditions for our members with the great facilities the club has.
A big thank you to our President Rodrigo Martins, Secretary Anthony Johnstone and Assistant Secretary Harry Apostolidis who set up the Power-point presentation for the members. Also thank you to the presenters Rodrigo Martins for the welcome, Jerry Bitas (Branch Coach), Nick Asagiotis (Head Assessor), Bilal Pickering and Harry Apostolidis (Appointments and Dribl), Anthony Mansour (Senior Vice President) Chris Young (State League NSW). And a big thank you to Robert Iamundi for helping at the door.
Thank you to all that attended and Good Luck for Season 2023.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment