Top referee Laura Moya tells us about her football journey.
The Role of the Referee
Referees are responsible for enforcing the Laws of the Game during a football match.
Eligibility/How to apply
To referee football:
- Complete the FFA online Laws of the Game course
- Attend an Introductory Referee course. The course is completed over one day and contains practical and theoretical components - see here for when/where the next introductory referee courses are being held.
FFV also holds all-female courses twice a year:
- In March, during Female Football Week, just before the start of the Victorian football season, and
- In October, as part of the W-League Festivals, just after the Victorian football season and just before the women's national league commences.
All-female courses are delivered subject to demand, so please register your interest here!
For more details on how to become a referee, see the Referee HQ guide.
The pathway to officiate at a higher level is through the FFV Referee Academy. The best officials from the academy officiate in the top national competitions - Foxtel National Youth League, Westfield W-League and Hyundai A-League matches - and some of our referees officiate internationally.
For anything related to refereeing in Victoria, check out our Referee HQ for the latest updates, links to the Facebook group, refereeing resources and more!