Referee Pathways

Pathways exist for all match officials from Mini/Mod football to international rules and high performance.

The Pathway for referees is a combination of vocational (practical referee development) and educational (courses and accreditation) experiences. Courses are regularly run across the country. Please go to the contacts page and speak to your relevant referee contact. To find a referees course near you, click here.


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