After the success of its 2019 Program, Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) has committed to encouraging more young and experienced players as well as volunteers to become Match Officials by offering the $100 ‘on-the-pitch’ pack.
The ‘Starter Pack’ was initially introduced following NNSWF identifying costs as a major barrier for potential referees and facilitated collaboration with Football Federation Australia (FFA), its seven (7) local Member Zones and Umbro to again support the all-inclusive and heavily-subsidised starter package for first-time referees.
NNSWF CEO David Eland was delighted to continue the Starter Pack for 2020 and is confident it will continue to encourage more of the football community to becoming a match official.
“With football being Australia’s number one participation-based sport, it is vital for us to have enough match officials on the park to officiate the ever-increasing fixtures,” Eland said.
“The referee starter pack is perfect for those who want to give back to the game of football players still studying at school.”
“There’s never been a better time to come on board as a match official – with this significant saving and the experience you can gain, you will be putting yourself in the right direction financially and employability through the skills you learn,” said Eland.
Each $100 Referee Starter Pack includes:
- Enrolment in Level 4 Referee Course
- Laws of the Game Book
- Referee Whistle
- Assistant Referee Flag
- Umbro Match Official Shirt (Black)
- Umbro Match Official Shorts (Black)
- Umbro Socks (Black)
- Set of Red and Yellow Cards
- Match Record Book
- NNSWF Match Official Registration Fee for the first season
- Member Zone Match Official Registration Fee for the first season
If you’re aged 13 or above find out how to become a referee and find a Level 4 course near you visit our Referee Headquarters.
If there isn’t a course in your area, please send an expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org and NNSWF will contact you when a course is scheduled.
*Please include your contact details including address. Please note that local referees’ branches may charge a membership fee not included in this package.