Referee Courses

Referees are an integral pillar of a football club and as such we promote the development and identification of referees alongside our Player and Coach development.

Each season the club will run at least two Community Referee courses which will be open for members to register for and attend (at no cost).

More information on these courses including dates, times and content covered will be posted on the events calendar and on our social media.

Community Referee Course

This is a free 3 hour course with a basic introduction to the Laws of the Game for the 11 aside game. This course is suitable for those who want to become Community Referees, or just want to gain a better knowledge of the Laws of the Game (players, parents etc). No prior knowledge needed.

For any enquiries related to the Community Referee courses please contact us here 

Referee Level 1 and above

For those who wish to develop their refereeing beyond the community level there are NRF Referee courses run throughout the year - please keep an eye on this page on the NRF website. 

Ellerslie AFC have been a starting point for a number of referees who have progressed through the refereeing levels, including:

  • Lee Juno
  • James Portegys
  • Stephen Dowsett (pictured below)