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2020 Pre-Season Seminars


Football West will again operate two pre-season seminars for referees in 2020, 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 seminars however we do require attendees to register by clicking on the links below when they become available.

The 2019/20 Laws of the Game include many significant changes and there are also some equally significant changes to the Football West competition rules. To ensure that referees are providing the best service to the game and are comfortable and confident in refereeing under the new Laws of the Game, attendance at one (not both) of the pre-season seminars will be compulsory. Referees unable to attend on either date will need to complete an online resource prior to officiating any matches.

Pre-Season Seminars

Saturday 18 January, 9:00am-12:00pm – ECU Mt Lawley Campus
Sunday 15 March, 9:00am-12:00pm – ECU Mt Lawley Campus


2020 Referee Courses

Level 4 Referee Course
Click here for more details

Level 3 Referee Course
Wednesday 19 & 26 February, 6:00pm-9:00pm – Gibbney Reserve, Maylands (FULL)


Monday 4 & Wednesday 6 May, 6:00pm-9:00pm – Gibbney Reserve, Maylands (to be rescheduled after 31 May due to the postponement of football activity)

Level 2 Referee Course
Wednesday 4 & 11 March, 6:00pm-9:00pm – Gibbney Reserve, Maylands

Level 1 Referee Course
Wednesday 24 & Monday 29 June, 6:00pm-9:00pm – Gibbney Reserve, Maylands
Applicants must also complete Level 3 Assessor Course (see below)

Level 3 Assessor Course
Wednesday 27 May & Wednesday 3 June, 6:00pm-9:00pm – Gibbney Reserve, Maylands (to be rescheduled after 31 May due to the postponement of football activity)

Level 1 Assessor Course
Wednesday 1 & Monday 13 July, 6:00pm-9:00pm – Gibbney Reserve, Maylands


Monthly Coaching Nights

Football West will continue to operate monthly referee coaching nights at venues south and north of the river in 2020, on the second and third Wednesday of the month respectively, from April to August inclusive.

South:   8 April*, 13 May*, 10 June, 8 July, 12 August

North:    15 April*, 20 May*, 17 June, 15 July, 19 August

*Cancelled due to the postponement of football activity until 31 May

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