Macron becomes exclusive referee apparel partner of Football Victoria

Football Victoria (FV) is proud to announce Macron as its new and exclusive referee apparel partner for season 2024 and beyond.

Macron is a renowned name in global refereeing, having already established itself as the exclusive kit supplier for UEFA, the Spanish and Brazilian football federations, and many other federations around the world.

All Macron products are conceived, designed, and engineered at their headquarters in Bologna, Italy. Their work is driven by a commitment to environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and optimal quality management.

Sleek and functional, Victorian referees will now have the choice of sporting three distinct jerseys to pair with black shorts and socks – a timeless black, neon yellow and neon blue.

FV is also delighted to announce that for the first time, referees in the state will have the option of selecting specifically designed ‘female cut’ kits. Macron has tailor-made the uniforms to provide a more comfortable experience for women and girls, a huge step forward for the referee community both practically and symbolically.   


Referees will have the option of purchasing a 'female cut'' kit for the first time.

Karen Pearce, acting CEO for Football Victoria was delighted to announce the partnership.

“Referees are a vital part of the football community and we’re committed to them on and off the pitch. We’re thrilled to partner with an international brand who has such a strong footprint on football from the community to the professional level,” she said.

“Macron produces quality apparel, but also aligns strongly with Football Victoria’s values, including a commitment to a more equitable football landscape. Gender equity is at the forefront of everything we do. Our women, girls and gender diverse referees will now have the option of wearing uniforms that are designed specifically for them.”

Complementary to the new kits, Macron has released a range of items to optimise referee performance and style, including warm-up jackets, pants, compression tops and shorts, accessories and more.   

“We are excited to start this partnership with the refereeing sector of Football Victoria. - said Gianluca Pavanello, CEO of Macron - The experience gained over the years allows us to offer Victorian referees top-quality garments that meet the needs of practicality, comfort and high performance. 

“Our logo, the Macron Hero, already features on UEFA match officials’ jerseys and on those of many other Federations all over the world. Now, it will appear also on the kits of one of the most prestigious Australian Football Federations.”

“Elegance, style and attention to detail are the characteristics of the garments that we are proud to make available to Football Victoria's men's and women's refereeing sector”.

An online ordering portal will be launched for referees on Wednesday, November 1. Victorian referees will be invited to a fitting night to celebrate the partnership.

If you have any questions about the new kits, please visit the FAQS via the link below.

Macron Referee Kit FAQS

Referees will also be able to try the kits for sizing at two physical Macron locations, in Croydon and Carlton. 

Carlton Location:

  • Address: 265 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053
  • Sizing Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm

Croydon Location:

  • Address: 2/51-57 Merrindale Drive, Croydon VIC 3136
  • Sizing Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm