Note:  The next Meeting  which will be held in 2017 on a date TBA at the Merrylands Bowling and Recreation Club, Oxford Street, Merrylands starting at 7.30 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.

Remember LAW 18 - Commonsense


GDFRA - 108 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 a General Meeting which will be held at the Merrylands Bowling and Recreation Club starting at 7.30 pm on a date TBA in early 2017.

Referee's Performance Feedback Form FIFA Educational Training Material

Sunday Referees Run - December 2016

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.

Sunday 11th and 18th December 2016

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

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 - Gregory Roberts

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


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