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2021 Referee Fee Schedule

https://www.footballvictoria.com.au/sites/ffv/files/2021-04/2021%20Referee%20Fee%20Schedule-%20V2-%209%20April%202021.pdf

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https://mailchi.mp/footballvictoria/friendly-match-protocols

Referee Fitness Tests

Football Victoria (FV) wishes to update referees of the fitness test requirements for the 2021 FV season. Referees wishing to be appointed in the following leagues will need to successfully complete the following fitness test requirements.


Men's State League, Victorian Premier league Women’s, Men's Metropolitan League or Women's State League:

 

Role

Test Format

Laps required

Time

Men’s State League 1-3 Referees

150m run / 50m walk / 150m run /50m walk per lap

10 laps

Under 25 min

VPLW

150m run / 50m walk / 150m run /50m walk per lap

10 laps

Under 25 min

Men’s State League 4-5 Referees

150m run / 50m walk / 150m run /50m walk per lap

10 laps

Under 30 min

Men's Metropolitan League & Women's State League

150m run / 50m walk / 150m run /50m walk per lap

10 laps

Under 30 min

 

Referees who only referee as a Reserve grade referee or assistant referee in any competition are not required to complete a fitness test.


Junior Competition referees are not required to complete the fitness assessment. Referees who referee in a combination of both junior and senior football are required to complete the fitness assessment.


Any referee who has successfully completed a fitness test for NPL / NPLW panels is not required to undertake another fitness test for Men's State League, Men's Metropolitan League or Women's State League appointments.
 

The requirements of the test is 10 continuous laps on a 400m athletics track. This consists of running for 150 metres, walking for 50 metres, running for 150 metres and walking for 50 metres. You are allowed to walk in the run section, but not run in the walk section.

Please note: passing the fitness test is a pre-requisite to be appointed to a specific league but does not guarantee appointments at that level. Referees must be deemed competent at each league level before progressing to high leagues.

 

Referees are able to undertake the fitness test at any time available at the following venues:

 

Reservoir: Edwardes Lake Athletics Track – Corner Edwardes & Griffiths St Reservoir

Wednesday 10March – 6pm & 6.45pm

Noble Park: Ross Reserve Athletics track, Memorial Drive, Noble Park
        

Thursday 11March - 6.15pm & 7.00pm            

Ballarat: Llanberris Reserve (Ballarat Regional Athletic Centre) York St, Ballarat East
 

TBC


Referees can attend any of the above venues at a date/ time of their choice, no bookings are required. All tests begin at the advertised time, referees should arrive prior to the start time to undertake sufficient warm up. Referees must use the QR code to check in at all venues to ensure compliance with QR code contact tracing.

   

Should you have any questions please contact the FV Referees Department (03) 94741800 or Referees@footballvictoria.com.au