Northern NSW Football is hosting two introductory Level 4 Referee Courses specifically for NNSWF Premier Youth League players to help boost match official numbers in 2024.
The Level 4 Courses are aimed at giving young females and males who participated in the Premier Youth League Girls and Boys competitions in 2023 or will participating next year, the opportunity to become a referee in the PYL and Junior Development League competitions in 2024.
The Level 4 Referee Course consists of theory modules and practical sessions. Participants will be equipped with all the knowledge, clothing and equipment they need to start officiating and will be supported on match days by referee coaches and mentors.
To be eligible to take part in the course, participants must be 13-year-old at the start of the training program and registered with Football Australia.
NNSWF Referee Manager Brad Carlin is excited by the potential boost in the number of match officials in northern NSW.
“After successful attempts in previous years, Northern NSW Football is again targeting PYL boys and girls to recruit more young referees for next season,” Carlin said.
“The Level 4 Referee Course gives participants the opportunity to grow their skill set within football.
“There are many benefits to becoming a referee including the chance to earn money, giving back to the game, staying fit and active, building leadership skills, making new friends and gaining a greater understanding of the Laws of the Game.”
Female participants are eligible to apply for a Women in Football Scholarship run by the NNSWF Legacy team, to cover the $120 cost to attend the PYLG course. In addition, for a limited time, NNSWF is covering the full cost for PYL players to attend either of the November Level 4 courses.
Registrations are now open. See below for more information.
Level 4 Referee Course for Premier Youth League Girls Competition Players
When: Saturday 18 November 2023
Where: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Cost: $120 (including training, referee clothing, equipment, registration, and insurance)
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