Granville & District Football Referees Association

The history of soccer in Granville commenced in 1882.  The Granville Football Association was formed in 1900 and  celebrated it’s 120th year in operation in 2021.  The Referees’ Association was formed 1908 and celebrated its 100 years of operations and service to Football in 2008.

We are proud to be referees of the world game and service Granville District Soccer Football Association. The Association strives to maintain a high standard of refereeing in the Granville District area.   We ensure that all our Referees  are fully qualified and have exceptional, up to date knowledge of The Laws of the Game.   GDFRA strongly support Referees’ Development.

Our aim is to recruit, retain and continuously develop sufficient qualified referees to meet the current and future needs of the game.  We wish to raise the quality, status and benefits of refereeing, for the good of Members and in the interests of the game.

Refereeing can be an exciting and challenging position providing you with the best seat in the game.  So whether your wanting to give back something to the sport you love, earn some extra pocket money or have ambitions of refereeing local, State, National or International levels, this is where you can start.

Refereeing is not just about knowing the Laws of the Game, but also applying them correctly, understanding how the game unfolds, player management and your own personality.  It also helps to develop lift skills and confidence, maintains and improves fitness levels without the bumps and bruises that players sustain.  If you are interested in becoming a referee please contact our secretary by emailing: secretary@gdfra.org.au

Game Leaders: Cadet Referees Program

We are excited to launch our Cadet Referee program designed to lead motivate and inspire our younger members into becoming Game Leader Referees.

The purpose of this program is to introduce any young participants who may be interested in officiating games in the Mini Roo’s space and perhaps go on to completing their level 4 refereeing course. There are a number of benefits to completing the Cadet referees program

  1. Learning the laws of the game will help you to becoming a better player as well as a match official.
  2. Creates new & lasting friendships.
  3. Keeps you active and involved.
  4. Any one can do it.
  5. And its a great way to earn some pocket money.

To learn more about this program please send your expression of interest to: office@granvillesoccer.com.au