Football St George works closely with the local referee’s branch, the St. George Football Referees Association (SGFRA) to recruit, develop and retain referees.

Whilst SGFRA a small referee branch in terms of numbers, it leads the way in NSW with regards to the development of referees and is the affiliated member of Football NSW for the St. George district.

The SGFRA is always looking to develop suitable persons to assist in covering the local games with a trained referee and clubs and or any other interested person are urged to consider taking the challenge and completing the introduction referee’s course.

If you would like to become a referee or to find out more information, visit the SGFRA website.


The St George Football Referees Association runs entry courses, most commonly at the start of the season, to enable you to take the first step on your refereeing journey.

The SGFRA Director of Coaching leads the courses that provide you with the opportunity to become accredited as a Football Federation Australia Level 4 Referee, as well as regrading up the ranks.

All upcoming courses, irrespective of accreditation level, will be announced on the SGFRA website and communicated to the FSG and its clubs, as well as SGFRA members.

Should you be interested in taking part in any beginner referees course, please contact the Recruitment and Retention Officer, via email at


Other than seeking information regarding referee courses, all correspondence and general enquiries must follow the appropriate pathway through the club secretary to the Football St George office, who will forward the request to referees association.

Clubs are not to make direct contact with the referees association especially with regards to allocation of referees.


Referees officiating in Football St George competitions are paid via electronic funds transfer.

The following guide provides details relating to the Referee Payment Process.