The ESFA Referees Branch had its inaugral season 2009, as an independent sub-committee of ESFA. Since its inception the Branch has grown to over 200 members and has achieved over 83% coverage of ESFA matches regularly in just its second season.
The Branch is continually looking to expand its membership base and will hold regular courses throughout 2011 for anybody who wishes to become a referee in the Eastern Suburbs.
By completing a referee course with the Branch you will obtain a Level 4 Certificate in refereeing. This is just the first step in becoming a FIFA referee and the Branch aims to provide as many referees as possible with the opportunity to refereeing at the highest possible grade.
Information about career pathways and professional development of Match Officials in Australia can be found in the FFA Australian Officiating Development Schedule.
Registration to upcoming courses will be announced here as well as on the ESFA Referees Branch Website. If you would like more information about becoming a referee, or to find out more about the Branch, please visit the ESFA Referees Branch Website.
You can check if your match has a referee by visiting the Referees Branch uncovered games page.
Don't forget you can also check how many Assistant Referees you have by selecting 'A/R Required' in the lefthand menu bar. Please remember that this list may change during the week as appointments do occasionally change.
Our Level 4 Referee Courses are a requirement to become a qualified referee. As a referee, you will learn the FIFA Laws of the Game, earn some money and have an exciting career opportunity in sport! The minimum age to become a referee is 13. If you are a player or coach you will still be able to be involved with your team as well as refereeing on weekends.
If you are a player or coach you will still be able to be involved with your team as well as refereeing on weekends.
We currently do not have a course scheduled; however, you can register your interest below and we'll get back to you when we have a course booked!