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 Note:  The first General Meeting of the year will be held on Monday 20th February 2017 at the Merrylands Sports Club, Oxford Street, Merrylands starting at 7.30 pm.  Our Annual Seminar will will also be held at the same venue on Saturday 11th March 2017 starting at 10.00 am and finishing at 4.00 pm.  GDFRA will continue to be a proactive Referee's Association who are continuously developing qualified and experienced referees for the future of the game.


GDFRA - 109 years supporting Referees' Development.  Our aim is to recruit, retain and continuously develop sufficient qualified referees to meet the current and future needs of the game.  We wish to raise the quality, status and benefits of refereeing, for the good of Members and in the interests of the game. 

Referee at a Junior GameWelcome to our website which we trust is a useful resource for not only GDFRA members but referees world wide.  Your comments and suggestions are always welcomed and as such your webmaster would appreciate any feedback.

Refereeing can be an exciting and challenging position providing you with the best seat in the game.  So whether your wanting to give back something to the sport you love, earn some extra pocket money or have ambitions of refereeing local, State, National or International levels, this is where you can start.  Refereeing is not just about knowing the Laws of the Game, but also applying them correctly, understanding how the game unfolds, player management and your own personality.  It also helps to develop life skills and confidence, maintains and improves fitness levels without the bumps and bruises that players sustain.  If you are interested in becoming a referee please contact us by emailing our Secretary.

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, during the season, at Merrylands Bowling and Recreation Club, Oxford Street, Merrylands.  The next meeting is our first General Meeting for 2017 which will be held at the Merrylands Bowling and Recreation Club on Monday 20th February 2017 starting at 7.30 pm and finishing at 9.30 pm.


Our website has been updated to correct the considerable problems that had resulted with our old version.  You will notice that we have a new horizontal menu system to replace the one that was compromised.  Your webmaster is currently testing the new configuration and updated pages and their may still be some links that are incorrect.  It would be appreciated if you could advise me of any problems you may still encounter so I can fix them.  Many thanks for your patience during these recent technical problems.

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Annual Seminar - January 2017

Our Annual Seminar which will be held at the Merrylands Bowling and Recreation Club on Saturday 11th March 2017 starting at 10.00 am and finishing at 4.00 pm will cover details of the New Laws of the Game changes together with information on the upcoming 2017 season and standard operating procedures.  An agenda will follow in the near future.

FNSW Insurance Website - January 2017

A new Insurance e-Resource that will provide clubs with access to more detailed insurance information is now available on the FNSW JLT Insurance websiteThis includes Personal Injury Insurance which provides cover for registered players, match officials and club officials who suffer an injury during official training, games, sanctioned tournaments and events, sanctioned tours and representative matches and travel to or from an official training or game.  The main benefits claimable are non-Medicare Medical benefits including ambulance, physiotherapy, chiropractic, dental, private hospital accommodation, loss of income and student assistance.  

Sunday Referees Run Resume - January 2017

Referee at a Junior Game

In keeping with past years and the aim of maintaining our fitness for next season, you are invited to join fellow members for a run around Parramatta Park.

This is not a supervised training session, just an easy 2.5km road run followed by coffee at the café for those interested.

Resumes on Sunday 15th January 2017

Meet at 8 am for an 8:10 am start at the first car park on the left inside the Pitt Street entrance.

The Committee encourages all members to participate.

2017 Referees Fees - December 2016

2017 Referees Fees  For next seasons match fees for FNSW games and local districts' games.

2017 New Committee - November 2016

Emma and KGJ 2016 AGM    

Congratulations to the new 2017 Committee which consists of some old and new faces.  Many thanks to those members who served the 2016 Committee so well and to thse who will not be returning in 2017.  The results of the elections held at the 2016 AGM produced the following elected officials:

President - Soheil Adabjour

Secretary - Joseph Rovella

Treasurer - Michael Weekes

Appointments Officer - Trent Kiner

Assistant Secretary - Warren Kinny

Ordinary Member Junior - Nicholas Walker

Ordinary Member Senior - John-Jack Rooney

Chairperson Technical Sub Committee - Steve Prattent

Vice President - Simon Ford

Appointment Sub Committee Members - Gregory Roberts, Joseph Rovella and Matthew Sheath

Technical Sub Committee Members - Declan Broderick, Richard Clarke, Warren Kinny and Peter Wilson- Mosey - One Vacancy

Equipment Officer - Vacant

Football NSW - Referee Forum - President and Secretary

GDSFA Judiciary - Vacant

Liason Officer - Vacant

Branch Coach - James Dolhenty

Webmaster - Richard Baker

Technology Officer - Vacant

Please contact our Secretary if you are interested on one of the vacant roles.

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