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Calling all NPL Youth Players

Premier Youth Players Invited to Take Up the Whistle

Northern NSW Football will host an exclusive Level 4 Referee Course to help its Premier Youth Competition players to become a match official and gain a better understanding of the Laws of the Game as footballers.

The course will be held at the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility at Speers Point on Saturday 27 November 2021 from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Over the past two years when this exclusive course has been held, more than 60 young players have become match officials. It is hoped that some of these young referees may go on to emulate Australia’s leading female and male match officials, who all started their officiating by attending a Level 4 Referee Course.

Northern NSW Football Referee Manager, Brad Carlin, stated that whilst one of the course objectives is to recruit more match officials for next season, another is giving players a better understanding of the Laws of the Game and of the rewards and career opportunities for young people to take up the whistle.

“Refereeing is a great way to make money, get fitter, make new friends, achieve personal growth and have fun. Plus it is incredibly rewarding to be able to give something back to football. Every match benefits by having a qualified official referee officiating.”

For an investment of $150, players can attend the course and gain all the training and gear they need to start officiating. Participants will receive a Laws of the Game book, green shirt for their first year of officiating, black shirt for subsequent seasons, shorts, socks, whistle, flag, set of red and yellow cards, notebook and their full referee registration for the 2022 season.

“Our First Year Referee Package significantly makes it less expensive to start refereeing, and is quickly recovered with match fee payments,” Carlin said.

Spaces for the upcoming course are limited. Participants must prior to Monday 22 November 2021. Registrations and payments for the course can be made via this link:

Level 4 Referee Course for Premier Youth Players – Speers Point (sportingpulse.com)

Participants need to complete in advance the FA online Laws of the Game modules, which can be done by clicking the below link and provide a copy of their Statement of Completion certificate with their result.

Laws of the Game | Play Football

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