REFEREE AT MANLY TOUCH

Referees play a vital role in Touch Football, ensuring our game is played in a fair, safe and enjoyable environment for all participants.

Manly Warringah Touch Football Association has approximately 100 referees officiating in our local competition and at representative level. Our success at representative level is not limited to player ranks, we have seen our referees officiate at tournaments within NSW and at both National and International levels.

If you are interested in having fun, getting fit, making new friends, or earning some money, consider being a referee, you won’t regret it.

If you are a new referee or just want to learn how to ref, Manly Touch provide coaching and support. Referees are allocated to games according to their experience and skill so don’t be afraid to have a go.

Referees can be all ages with refs as young as 13 officiating our Junior comp and learning the art within Manly Touch where we encourage both males and females at the club. 

Manly Touch conducts referee courses throughout the year from beginners (level 1 through to talented referees level 3). Course dates will be advertised on this website and our Facebook Page. For more information on the accreditation process and courses please refer to the Pathways menu below.

All referees at Manly Touch are paid for their services.

For more information regarding refereeing at Manly Touch including upcoming courses please contact:

Caren Friend
Referee Director
Manly Warringah Touch Association Incorporated
PO Box 214, Dee Why NSW 2099
refereedirector@manlytouch.com

PATHWAY

Becoming an accredited referee is an important step in ensuring that you are equipped with the knowledge of the Rules of the Game, but also the latest on-field game information and skills to manage and create a safe and enjoyable environment for all. It is also a great way to remain fit and active and participate in our game.

Touch Football Australia’s referee accreditation system provides a pathway progression for referees. There are six competency levels which contain specific required skills and knowledge to attain. The higher the badge level the more experienced and qualified the referee. See the Referee Accreditation download below for more information.

Manly Touch, in conjunction with NSWTA, conducts regular referee courses throughout the year for individuals, affiliates, schools, universities or other organisations who would like to attend and gain accreditation. Courses can be formatted to suit the needs of an organisation. All courses have conditions and requirements for them to proceed.

Course Information

Level 1

Duration and Format – 4 hours face to face workshop 
Pre-Requisite – ASC Community Officiating General Principles

Level 2

Duration and Format – 4 hours face to face workshop and pass Level 2 On-field Assessment
Pre-Requisite – Level 1 Referee Accreditation for a minimum of 6 months + ASC Community Officiating General Principles

Level 3

Duration and Format – 4.5 hours face to face workshop and pass Level 3 On-field Assessment
Pre-Requisite – Level 2 Referee Accreditation for a minimum of 6 months + ASC Community Officiating General Principles
 

For more information regarding the above referee courses please contact:

Caren Friend
Referee Director
Manly Warringah Touch Association Incorporated
PO Box 214, Dee Why NSW 2099
refereedirector@manlytouch.com

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RESOURCES

Touch Football Australia has a number of resources, templates and guides at: Referee Resources.

Referee videos can be found at: Dartfish.


For more information regarding refereeing at Manly Touch please contact:

Caren Friend
Referee Director
Manly Warringah Touch Association Incorporated
PO Box 214, Dee Why NSW 2099
refereedirector@manlytouch.com

REFEREE PAYMENT POLICY

Manly Touch has its own referee pay grades and this may differ from that recommended by NSWTA or what other Affiliates pay.

Senior Competitions Monday and Thursday Nights:

1. All appointments for games will be authorised by the Ground Manager or the Referee Director. They will give preference to referees that have indicated their availability and graded referees. The Ground Manager or Referee Director will also determine when and if buddies are required
2. Referees will be paid by MWTA via direct deposit
3. Referees will be paid as follows

  • Level 1 – Level 3 referees $30 per game
  • Level 4 – Level 6 referees $40 per game
  • Non-badged referees $20 per game (i.e. a referee that has not completed a touch football referee course)

4. If a referee is allocated a game and there is a forfeit on that game they MUST return to the desk to let the Ground Manager or Referee Director know and they will be allocated another game. Failure to do this and assist fellow referees may incur a forfeit of referee payments

Duty Referees

MWTA has a duty referee system for our Senior competitions. Teams are required to nominate a Duty Referee and attend rostered referee duties, approximately twice a season.

If there are insufficient graded referees available on competition night, these Duty Referees will be required to officiate a game. It is recommended that all teams ensure they organise for at least 1 or 2 of their players to attain their Level 1 Referee Certificate accreditation. Please contact our Referee Director to register your interest and find out the date of our next Level 1 Referee Course.

When a team is rostered on to supply a duty referee, they must supply one referee that will need to report to the competition desk at least 10 minutes prior to the start of their allocated duty time slot.

Penalties for not providing someone for your team’s referee duty will be as follows:
• The team who does not supply a duty referee must supply a duty referee the following week or they will lose 3 competition points
• This weekly penalty will continue until the team provides a duty referee

MWTA understands not everyone feels comfortable refereeing a game of touch football, especially new teams. MWTA will never force a duty referee to referee a game on their own if they do not feel comfortable to do so. MWTA will instead place you with a qualified referee.

Please note Duty Referees are not paid.

Contact Details

If you want to make some extra money, refereeing games of touch football is a great way to make a few dollars and maintain your fitness at the same time. For more information regarding refereeing at Manly Touch please contact:

Caren Friend
Referee Director
Manly Warringah Touch Association Incorporated
PO Box 214, Dee Why NSW 2099
refereedirector@manlytouch.com

SEND OFF REPORT GUIDE

The below MWTA Player Send Off Documentation Procedure should be used by Referees when a player is sent from the field during local Manly Touch competition games.

In summary, if an incident occurs and a player is sent off for the remainder of the game, at the conclusion of the game the referee should notify the Competition Supervisor and Referee Director. The referee needs to submit a written report to the Competition Supervisor within 48 hours. In the meantime, the Competition Supervisor will notify the Judiciary Chairperson. The Referee Director will assist the referee with their report and attend the Judiciary hearing as support.

For more information regarding the send off procedure and documenting this please contact:

Caren Friend
Referee Director
Manly Warringah Touch Association Incorporated
PO Box 214, Dee Why NSW 2099
refereedirector@manlytouch.com

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