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New Appointments System - MatchRef

As discussed at our seminar on 23/03/2014, the CDSRA will be using a new system for appointments in the 2014 season. MatchRef is a customised referees appointments system currently being used by several branches in NSW and is an "Opt-Out" system. This means that you will be appointed every weekend on Saturday and Sunday unless you opt out beforehand. It is therefore necessary to login as soon as possible to ensure that you block yourself out of days or times that you do NOT wish to referee on. This can be done as many times as you like throughout the year. All members are encouraged to login at:


Please login as soon as possible to select days/times that you do not wish to referee on. It is very important that your contact details, particularly your email address is correct on MatchRef. We urge all members to check this out as soon as possible to avoid missing out on appointments in Round 1. The user name is your FFA number. The password is the first two characters of your email address, followed by your year of birth. For example, if your email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and your year of birth is 1996, your password would be js1996.

MatchRef is also accessible on any smart phone. There are many pieces of information that you can declare on MatchRef such as related teams. This could be the team you play for, coach or manage for example. It could also be your brother's, sister's, cousin's, son's or daughter's team. It is important that you declare this information to us to avoid being appointed to that particular game.

MatchRef communicates with Compman on a daily basis. Any changes to the draw are reflected on MatchRef immediately. Team codes on MatchRef are retrieved directly from Compman. It is therefore important that you select the correct team name code when declaring related teams.

The cutoff to opt out is Monday midnight prior to the weekend of football. This cutoff will be strict. In genuine cases where you have a valid excuse for missing the cutoff, you may email Youcef Kabbara, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and he may grant you special consideration depending on the circumstances.

Lastly, if you registered after 16/03/2014 on MyFootballClub, please allow another 2 days before you can start logging in on MatchRef.


Meetings & Events

9 March 2014

Registration Day

10.30am - 3.00pm

Club Belmore (RSL)


23 March 2014

SGM & Seminar

10.00am - 3.00pm

LMA Hall - Lakemba


5 & 6 April 2014

Season Commences

CDSFA Local Competitions


referee training