Junior Leagues: Girls and Boys (13s-18s)
Football West (FW) allocates referees for all Junior Girls and Boys Leagues, including cups and finals.
Team Managers are responsible for settling payment with the referee prior to the start of the match.
For 2023, player registration fees for teams in the Junior leagues (13s-18s) and Senior Sunday leagues include referee fees.
Notice of whether a match has been allocated a FW referee can be found on the SportsTG team sheet. Click on the Match Official tab.
If no FW Referee has been allocated, or if the FW Referee does not show by 10mins before kick off time, the home team is responsible for providing a referee. A whistle and assistant referee flags are available from the clubhouse. Please return promptly after your game.
Team Managers are responsible for providing one assistant referee at every home AND away game, who must report to the referee prior to the start of the match. The Roles and Responsibilities of an Assistant Referee document provides guidelines and instructions which may be useful.
MiniRoos Home Games (8s-12s): FAVA Program
In line with our community culture, our “Football Against Verbal Abuse” (FAVA) Referee Program is offered each season.
The aim of this program is to encourage older Club players to gain valuable refereeing experience and earn some pocket money! This allows parents of MiniRoos players to watch their children play, instead of being rostered to referee.
FAVA Referees can be any Subiaco AFC player in the 13s-18s age groups (for 2023, born 2010 or earlier) providing they hold a valid FW Referee Laws of the Game Certificate.
During the 2022 season:
- 319 matches were officiated by our program in 2022, spread across 38 teams
- Each referee officiated an average of 8 matches over the course of the season
Julian Ku is our Club Sponsored Referee. When he hasn’t been called away to referee Junior matches at short notice, he is instrumental in mentoring our young referees, offering tips on how to deal with tricky situations and how to better officiate on the pitch.
MiniRoos Team Managers:
If your 8s-12s Team would like to have a FAVA referee rostered to referee your home game please opt-in by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will need to pay the FAVA referee $20 at the start of your match (approx $2 per player, per week).
You will be sent the details of your FAVA Referee on the Thur or Fri prior to each home match.
Any 13s-18s Subiaco AFC players interested in being a FAVA Referee for 2023 will need to hold a valid Laws of the Game Certificate AND apply by emailing email@example.com.
The online Laws of the Game course can be access via the FW Website.
Successful FAVA Referees will be provided a Club referee shirt, which is to be returned at the end of the season.
Please note: Subiaco AFC players will be prioritised as referees.
At each match FAVA Referees must:
- bring a whistle, pencil and stopwatch;
- wear impartial shorts and socks (ie no Club kit); and
- familiarise themselves with the modified rules appropriate to the level of MiniRoos match they are refereeing.