Referees

NNSWF form inaugural State Referee Committee

Northern NSW Football has confirmed the members appointed to its inaugural State Referee Committee. The committee has been formed to manage the development of northern NSW match officials and implement Football Australia’s national curriculum in line with the Australian Officiating

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NNSWF relaunch Youth Referee Academy

Northern NSW Football is delighted to announce the relaunch of its Youth Referee Academy for 2022-23 to better fast track the development of the state’s most promising young match officials. The inaugural 34 referees selected for the academy come from

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2021 Match Official Awards

Football Far North Coast wish to thank and acknowledge the valued contribution of match officials in season 2021. Unfortunately, due to covid related shutdowns and restrictions, the annual Match Officials Awards Day was unable to be held this year. Although

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Anthony Smith named Football Far North Coast’s Newcastle Permanent Community Referee of the Year

Northern NSW Football is pleased to announce Anthony Smith as Football Far North Coast’s Newcastle Permanent Community Referee of the Year for 2021. Anthony officiates matches for Football Far North Coast and has shown true dedication and passion for the

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Northern NSW Football launch Newcastle Permanent Referee Recognition Week for 2021

Northern NSW Football has launched its 2021 Newcastle Permanent Referee Recognition Week with the theme of showing respect to match officials. The week, from Monday 19 July to Sunday 25 July, is Northern NSW Football’s annual celebration of match officials

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RTC Group NNSWF Talented Indigenous Scholarships launched

Northern NSW Football is delighted to announce the launch of its inaugural RTC Group NNSWF Talented Indigenous Scholarships. The scholarships are an initiative of Northern NSW Football as part of its inaugural RTC Group Indigenous Round across its Premier Competitions

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Do you want to become a referee? The NNSWF Referee Starter Pack is BACK for 2021!

After the success of its 2019 and 2020 programs, Northern NSW Football has committed to encouraging more young and experienced players as well as volunteers to become Match Officials by offering the $150 ‘on-the-pitch’ pack. The starter pack was introduced

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Northern NSW Football launches 2020 Newcastle Permanent Referee Recognition Week

Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) in partnership with Major Partner in Community Football, Newcastle Permanent Building Society (NPBS), will celebrate the annual Newcastle Permanent Referee Recognition Week (RRW) from Monday 20 July until Sunday 26 July. Newcastle Permanent Referee Recognition Week

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Coaching Blog 2

Presentation, Communication and Body Language I have included a diagram in this blog that shows the psychology of refereeing modern football. In it you will see there are several areas that match officials need to work on. Eventually we will

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Coaching Blog 1

Dealing with and recognising the different types of crowd and player interaction In this, the first of this years coaching blogs, I will deal with the potentially biggest and hardest areas referees have to deal with, dissent and abuse. Firstly

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