JUNIOR ASSISTANT REFEREES & NON-OFFICIAL REFEREES
It has come to the attention of the EC that juniors are refusing to run lines for non-official referees. All members should note that in the case of no official referee showing up to officiate in a senior game, the appointed junior assistant referees must still run the lines for the non-official referee that is provided by the clubs. These junior assistant referees will still be paid the normal assistant referee fee by both teams.
JUNIOR REFEREES OFFICIATING IN SENIOR GAMES
Any junior referee (i.e Under 18) that is caught refereeing a senior game without being officially appointed by our appointments board or EC will be suspended immediately. There will be no exceptions. If you're not appointed to referee a senior game, DO NOT REFEREE THE GAME!
LIGHTENING & THUNDER POLICY
Under the new Lightening and Thunder Policy issued by Football NSW in the last few months, if a referee calls off a game because of lightening and thunder – the game is immediately CALLED OFF and ended.
This is NOT NEGOTIABLE with any Coach, Manager or Official of any team or club.
A referee, whether they are official or volunteer, is classed as official while in the capacity of refereeing a match. Referees have the right to “Send off”, “Caution” and “Call off” players/games at any time, whilst wearing the “referee’s cap”.
A copy of the Lightning and Thunder Policy is on the FNSW website for you to read at any time.
WET WEATHER PROCEDURES (Posted 3rd of April 2009)
In the case of wet weather, referees are advised to do the following before heading to the ground: (Any one of these can be done in no particular order)
1. Phone the local council wet weather lines. A list of council wet weather lines is found below:
Ashfield Council: 8752 1506
City of Canada Bay Council: 9911 6375
Canterbury Council: 9718 7666
Leichhardt Council: 9367 9190
Strathfield Council: 9748 9972
2. Contact the relevant home club or ground.
3. Look at the CDSFA website http://www.footballcanterbury.com.au News or Competition pages.
If it has been raining all week, the grounds will usually be closed on the Thursday or Friday of that week. You should always confirm the closure of the ground by doing one of the above 3 points.