Community Based Referee Courses

Community Referee Courses

Community Referees were formerly known as Club Based Referees (CBR).  Once your child reaches 9th grade and starts playing 7-a-side, the game requires a referee. All referees for junior games are organised by teams and therefore require a volunteer – often parents – to referee the game.

As the laws of football are always changing, we offer courses at WSAFC to become a Community Referee (CR). You will learn all you need to know on how to referee a game and your attendance and certification will allow you to step up on the day with confidence.

This is a great way to get involved with football and having a CR in the team is a huge asset. If your team has a CR and the opposition don’t, you are entitled to referee the whole game.

The course is fun, interesting and if you think “I could never do that…” you can! Western Springs AFC will cover the cost of your tuition and it’s only 2 sessions of 3 hours.

The courses are held at WSAFC Clubhouse over two nights and at the end of it you gain CR accreditation and get yourself a smart CR shirt and a whistle!

We will shortly announce details for the next CR course so watch this space

Community Based Referee Refresher Courses

If your existing CBR registration has expired (after 3 years of accreditation), we recommend attending a CBR Refresher Course to give you an update on any changes to the Laws of the Game. It also gives you an emphasis on the major aspects of refereeing – Fouls and misconduct, Offside and Players Equipment. 

On completion of the course you will have your CBR registration validated for a further three years and a new AFF CBR Registration Card will issued.