Formation of NNSWF State Referees Committee for 2022

September 27th, 2021

NNSWF is currently seeking suitably qualified people to nominate for a position on its State Referees Committee for the 2022 season. Football Australia requires its Member Federations to have a State Referees Committee to manage the recruitment and development of match officials within their area of responsibility.

The Committee shall comprise between five and seven members, with representation from across the refereeing and non-refereeing community. Any interested and suitably qualified person from community, premier or elite football or refereeing, or from a non-refereeing background, is encouraged to nominate. The NNSWF Referee Manager shall be an ex-officio member of the Committee.

The role of the Committee, as outlined in the FA Australian Officiating Development Schedule, is to address state related referee education and development issues which may include, but are not limited to:

> Being responsible for the performance of Member Federation match officials and for the implementation of the national curriculum as directed by FA;

> Overseeing the career development of registered match officials by ensuring that FA requirements and processes are implemented;

> Contributing to the development strategies for the recruitment of new match officials and the retention of existing match officials, including assessors and instructors;

> Identification of registered match officials ready to undertake further programs and recognition at state and national level;

> Monitoring qualification processes for registered match officials officiating on community and premier football; and

> Overseeing the Referee Development Pathway for match officials in NNSWF, including the NNSWF Youth Referee Academy and State Talent Pool and the nomination and preparation of NNSWF match officials to attend the FA National Youth Championships for Boys and Girls and similar events

The Chair of the Committee shall be appointed by NNSWF. The remaining positions on the Committee are to be appointed annually by the Chair of the Committee and endorsed by the NNSWF Referee Manager. All nominations for appointed positions shall close no later than 30 October each year for the following season.

The responsibilities of the members of the Committee are to:

> Attend the meetings of the Committee, which will usually be held via Zoom videoconferencing or similar:

> Carry out any tasks assigned by the Committee or Chair; and

> Be motivated and willing to contribute to the Committee and the growth and development of match officials.


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