Welcome to the Macarthur District Football Referees Association (MDFRA)!
The information on this page assumes that you have read and followed the information on this page which includes the registration process: https://www.mdfra.com.au/become-a-referee/
General meetings are held monthly from February to September inclusive and *generally* on the last Sunday of the month, and *generally* at Wests Leagues Club, 10 Old Leumeah Road, Leumeah.
These meetings are an opportunity to connect with other members, gain information from the committee, and learn something new in our education session.
There is a dedicated meeting for small sided games (SSG) referees prior to the general meeting, however SSG meetings are welcome to stay for the general meeting.
- SSG meeting: 6pm – 7pm
- General meeting: From 7pm
It is recommended to refer to the MDFRA calendar on a regular basis: https://www.mdfra.com.au/calendar/
Training is held every Monday night, 6.30pm-7.45pm at Eschol Park Sports Complex. We always meet in the second basin, ie; not in the basin in front of Eschol Park Football Club’s clubhouse. We focus on fitness and referee technique training, but occasionally we will hold a theory session inside the Eschol Park FC’s clubhouse.
Training is on every week regardless of weather – we will hold a theory session indoors in the case of inclement weather.
There are a number of weeks that we will not hold training on Monday nights, such as public holidays. It is recommended to refer to the following;
- MDFRA calendar: https://www.mdfra.com.au/calendar/
- MDFRA training and courses page: https://www.mdfra.com.au/courses-and-training/
Equipment is available from the Equipment Officer who attends general meetings, or pick up by prior appointment. It is recommended that the Equipment Order Form (link below) is completed prior to pick up so the Equipment Officer can have your equipment ready.
- Equipment list: https://www.mdfra.com.au/equipment/
- Equipment order form: https://www.mdfra.com.au/equipment-order-form/
Incident & Send Off Reports:
As a referee, incident and send off reports are part of your duties.
There is more information available on the following page that explains this in more detail: https://www.mdfra.com.au/cautions-send-offs-reports/
As a referee, you are ‘appointed’ to matches by the Appointments Officer. The MDFRA uses software called ‘Horizon Web Ref’ to appoint referees to matches.
There is more information available on the following page: <create new link/page>
Match Day Coaches
The Assessors Convenor appoints Match Day Coaches (previously known as ‘Assessors’) to provide coaching to referees. These coaches are here to help you, don’t be intimidated by them – they don’t bite!
A match claim is used to gain payment for a match where you did not gain payment, or only partial payment on the day. The referee on the match is responsible for putting in the claim on behalf of all referees on the match, however Assistant Referees are encouraged to also do so.
Referees are to complete the following form which will go to the Assistant Treasurer to action on your behalf: https://www.mdfra.com.au/match-claim/
For further information, refer to the Referee Payment Policy available on the following link: <coming soon>
Refer to the following page for ground locations in the Macarthur area: https://www.macarthurfootball.com.au/ground-locations
If you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us!
The list of committee members and their contact details are available on the following link: https://www.mdfra.com.au/committee/
Alternatively, fill in the contact us form, and it will be directed to the relevant committee member for response: https://www.mdfra.com.au/contact-us/