Referee hubs ​​​​​​​

Southern Football is excited to announce our Referee Hubs will be continuing for the 2024 season after a successful pilot in 2023.  


How old must I be? 

Referees must be at least 3 years older than the grade they are refereeing. If referees progress to Senior Football, they must be at least 14 years old.

Will I be paid? 

Yes - Referees can earn up between $20 and $45 per game depending on the grade. 

How many games will I referee?

Referees can referee up to 4 games a day. 

Will I be given a kit?

Yes! Thanks to the New Zealand Football Foundation - Referees will be given a top, shorts and socks as well as a whistle and cards. 

Where are the Hubs?

In 2024 - the hubs will be operating at Sunnyvale, Logan Park turf and if we have enough interest, we will send a referee coach to a location that works for you!

I haven't refereed before - will I learn how?

Yes! We will put all participants through a level one course before being helped on their first games at the hubs. 

Is there a pathway to more games?

Absolutely! The hub aims to give Youth referees the chance to learn how to referee. From there - Referees can move to Senior games as Referees or Assistant referees and earn from $45 per match. 

How do I register? 

Complete the form at the bottom of the page or for more info email Allys at

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