Welcome to the 2017 football season!
This page contains all the information you need to get yourself registered as a match official with Football West for the upcoming season.
Match Official Registration
Registrations are now open for the 2017 season via the online MyFootballClub system. The Self Registration Guide can be accessed by clicking here, please follow the instructions to register. Please also note the registration deadlines for the various competitions as outlined in the Self Registration Guide,.
Copies of the 2017 FFA Laws of the Game book can be collected during office hours from Football West, training nights at Noranda Sports Complex, or at coaching nights throughout the year.
Course dates have now been confirmed for all upgrade courses, with registration available online via the MyFootballClub website by clicking on the links below. Upcoming courses are as follows:
Law Amendments Exam
For those who are unaware, the Laws of the Game have undergone the biggest revision in the history of the sport, and these changes come into play for Football West competitions this season. As such, all officials are required to complete a compulsory learning module and exam to show they have understood the changes. More information about this can be found by visiting http://footballwest.com.au/referee/law-changes/
Organised training sessions are up and running again – are you? These sessions are held at Noranda Sports Complex on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:30, running for 75-90 minutes. Remember that no football boots are allowed to be worn on the athletics track, so although they may be worn for sessions on the infield you will need to bring joggers for track work.
*UPDATED* Fitness Tests
The Technical Committee have made a decision that ALL Men’s State League, Amateur League & Women’s State League referees must complete a fitness test, in addition to the existing fitness test requirements for the top panels (NPL & State, Amateur Prem/Div 1). The additional fitness test for those panel members (State League Supplementary Panel, Amateur Divisions 2-5 & Women’s Prem/Div 1) will be a timed run with a minimum distance. All the updated information about fitness testing can be found by clicking here.
Upcoming Season Start Dates
- NPL Seniors & Juniors – already started
- Men’s State League – Saturday 8 April
- Amateur, Metro, Masters Leagues – Sunday 9 April
- Women’s State & Metro Leagues – Sunday 23 April
- Junior & Girls Leagues – Sunday 23 April (Cup Prelim 9 April)
If anyone has any questions relating to the above, feel free to contact the Football West office. But PLEASE ensure that you have read all the information above and the linked documents carefully before phoning. Please remember that this is a very busy time of year, and most issues are caused by people not reading information carefully.