The Auckland Football Federation web site has a good selection of resources available to referees.
To visit their page, please click HERE
IFAB Laws of the Game 2016/17
To view the complete Laws of the Game (2016/2017), please click HERE
IFAB Law Changes
Many of the laws of the game have been amended in 2016-2017.
To view a summary of theses changes, please click HERE
Club Based Referee Courses
Three Kings United will be hosting a Club Based Referees (CBR) Course over two nights in May.
The CBR Course will be conducted by Auckland Football and is the first step on the referee pathway.
Designed to give a brief introduction to the Laws of the Game for those who are looking to assist their clubs and teams by refereeing matches if and when they are needed.
The course involves two theory sessions (approximately six hours in total) and a multi-choice test on the Laws of the Game. Participants need to attend both sessions and obtain 70% to pass the test.
Successful participants will receive an official Auckland Football Federation Club Based Referee shirt and a certificate from New Zealand Football.
Where: Three Kings United Football Club, Keith Hay Park
When: Monday 15th and 22nd May, 6:30pm
The cost of the CBR Course will be met by the club.
Spaces are limited to 20 places only, and will be on a first come, first served basis.
Please get in touch with the club to register your interest, and you place on the course will be confirmed closer to the date.
Level 1 Refereeing Course
Three Kings United will be hosting a Level 1 Course for Referees.
Whereas the CBR Course is designed to give a brief introduction to the Laws of the Game for those who are looking to assist their clubs and teams by refereeing matches if and when they are needed, the Level 1 course is the next level up from the CBR course and is essentially “Refereeing 101.”
It aims to introduce participants to refereeing and prepare them for their first games as an officially accredited referee.
As such it is not an exhaustive exploration of the Laws of the Game.
Participants cover the basic Laws of the Game in the Preparation Module.
The answers to this are revised during this course in the first three sessions accompanied by the relevant FIFA DVD – ‘The Laws of the Game’.
The Level 1 Course for Referees is designed for those who wish to:
– Understand more about Association Football
– Learn how to referee football
– Be better informed about the Laws of the Game and their application
This course covers the following topics:
– Mechanics – basic whistle, signals, movement, positioning
– Reading Challenges
– The Assistant Referee
– Law 4 [The Players’ Equipment]
– Law 11 [Offside]
– Law 12 [Fouls and Misconduct]
Dates: Wednesday 7th, Monday 12th, Wednesday 14th, Monday 19th, Wednesday 21st June 2017 from 6.30pm to max 9.30pm
Location: TKU Clubrooms [one of the nights will require participants to go outside onto a pitch for approx. 2.5 hours
Cost: The course cost per person is $100-00 (inc. GST)
Pre-work: There is pre-course work to be completed by each attendee and AFF will send a Laws of the Game book and the pre-course work.
Spaces are limited, and will be on a first come, first served basis.
Please get in touch with the club ASAP to register your interest, and we will let you know how to register and your place on the course will be confirmed closer to the date.