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2018 Pre-Season Seminars

Football West will again operate two pre-season seminars for referees in 2018, recognising that the season of some officials commences earlier than others. Both sessions will be identical in nature, and officials are welcome to register for whichever seminar they wish according to their availability. These seminars will provide officials with detailed explanations on the amendments to the Laws of the Game as well as any changes to interpretations as provided by the International FA Board (IFAB). There will also be presentations on other development topics pertinent to referees in preparation for the upcoming season.

There is NO COST to attend the pre-season seminar, and we encourage all match officials to attend one of the dates. We do require you to register for the seminar to confirm numbers for catering purposes, and you can do so by clicking on the links below:

Annual Referees Seminars
Saturday 13 January, 8:30am-1:00pm – ECU Mt Lawley Campus (Register)
Sunday 11 March, 8:30am-1:00pm – ECU Mt Lawley Campus (Register)


2018 Referee Courses

Level 4 Referee Course
Click here for more details

Level 3 Referee Course
Wednesday 14 & 21 March, 6:00pm-9:00pm – Gibbney Reserve, Maylands (Register)

Level 2 Referee Course
Wednesday 4 & 18 April, 6:00pm-9:00pm – Gibbney Reserve, Maylands (Register)

Level 1 Referee Course
Sunday 14 January, 8:30am-4:00pm – Gibbney Reserve, Maylands (Register)
Applicants must also complete Level 3 Assessor Course (see below)

Level 3 Assessor Course
Saturday 13 January, 2:00pm-6:00pm – ECU Mt Lawley Campus (Register)

Level 2 Assessor Course
Wednesday 2 & 9 May, 6:00pm-9:00pm – Football West Office, Perth (Register)

Additional Level 3 Referee & Assessor Courses may be scheduled if demand requires


Monthly Coaching Nights

Football West will continue to operate monthly referee coaching nights at venues south and north of the river in 2018, on the second and third Wednesday of the month respectively, from May to September inclusive.

South – Willetton Senior High School:   9 May, 13 June, 11 July, 12 September

South – Canning City Club Rooms, Willetton Reserve: 9 August* (Junior Workshop)

North – Morley Noranda Recreation Club:    16 May, 20 June, 18 July, 15 August* (Junior Workshop), 19 September

These sessions will commence at 7:00pm and will last for approximately 90 minutes – plus additional time!

*Junior workshops will run from 6pm-8pm