WELCOME TO FOOTBALL MID NORTH COAST REFEREE HEADQUARTERS
2020 FMNC Executive Referees
FMNC Referee Coach: Dave Stewart
Referee Assistant Coach: Rodney Dobson
Referee Assistant Coach: Glen Bowman
Referee Development Officer: Barry Nelis
Referee Appointments Officer: Andrew Crutcher (Manning/Great Lakes Area)
Referee Appointments Officer: Craig White (Hastings/Macleay Area)
Premier League Assessor: Bob Klinker
FMNC / NNSWF
FMNC Technical Director: Larry Budgen
NNSWF Official Development: Brad Carlin
FMNC Club & Referee Development Officer: Andrew Crutcher
FMNC Referees Payments: Amanda Short
FMNC General Manager: Bruce Potter
Click on the below links for relevant information.
• 2019 FMNC Competition Rules
• 2019 FMNC Competition Fixtures
• 2020 High Performance Fixtures
• 2020 Season Calendar (updated 12th March 2020)
• FMNC Clubs
• FMNC Playing Times & Ball Sizes
• FMNC Generic Special Competition Rules
Click on the below links for relevant forms.
Click on the below links for relevant policies and procedures.
• Online Laws of the Game
• NNSWF Hot Weather Policy
• NNSWF Sun Protection Policy
• NNSWF Lightning Policy
• Plaster Casts and Rigid Supports
• Goalpost Safety
• FFA Concussion Guidelines
• National Disciplinary Regulations
• National Registration Regulations
• Wearing of Spectacles Recommendation
• NNSWF Working With Children Club Policy
• FMNC Smoke Hazard Policy
CODES OF CONDUCT
MatchRef is a fully automated management and appointment system that FMNC use. Referees need to be set up in MatchRef to gain/accept appointments for matches and also to be able to input their unavailability.
FMNC Referees MatchRef – click to access MatchRef for Football Mid North Coast Referees.
MatchRef Help Guide – (to be uploaded when MatchRef Updates)
More information about MatchRef can be found here – MatchRef
All referee payments for games: U12-U18, Ladies, Men’s, O35’s, Premier League, High Performance (SAP/WPL/NPL) are processed and electronically transferred into referee’s individual nominated bank accounts.
All referees also need to complete and return to FMNC:
* Both these statements are valid for 5 years, if you have previously submitted, FMNC will have these on file. Please notify FMNC if your circumstances and/or details change.
> Match Official Fees 2021 – 2021 Match Official Fees can be found here.
The following information includes links to the registration page for each course.
Click on individual course name for information and to register.
LEVEL 3 COURSE (For Level 4 Referees who are 16 years old or over)
• Level 3 Referee Course – Laurieton, Saturday 6th February 2021
L3 Note – participants do not have to be good enough or experienced enough yet to do the Level 3 Referee Course. If they are not ready to referee adult matches, they can still undertake just the theory component of the Level 3 Course. (As soon as a Level 4 Referee completes the theory and practical component of that course, he or she can immediately undertake the Level 3 Referee program. This is very much what FFA wants to see).
LEVEL 4 COURSES (For anyone who wants to become a Referee and is 13 years old or over)
• Level 4 Referee Course – Kempsey, Sunday 21st February
• Level 4 Referee Course – Taree, Sunday 21st February
• Level 4 Referee Course – Laurieton, Sunday 7th March
• Level 4 Referee Course – Tuncurry, Sunday 14th March
GAME LEADER COURSES (For anyone who wants to become a Miniroos Referee and is 9 years old or over) – to sign up, email participant Name, DOB, FFA Number, Mobile Number and Location
• TBC – Port Macquarie, Wednesday 4th March
• TBC – Taree
• TBC – Kempsey
• TBC – Forster
• TBC – Port Macquarie
Game Leader Note – these courses have a restriction on numbers. If there is great demand at any of the 4 Game Leader Courses, a secondary date may be added.
• Referee Information Session – Laurieton, Sunday 14th February
(For NPL/WPL players only – Compulsory for those who have not attended in previous seasons or have not done a Level 4 Referee course)
• Referee Seminar – TBC
FMNC encourages all our referees to attend courses with a view to development.
It is important to recognise that this course does not provide any official accreditation from FFA. To receive this you must also complete the Level 4 course with details found in the section above.
Online Laws of the Game – Welcome to Football Federation Australia’s (FFA’s) online Laws of the Game.
This educational tool, gives you interactive access to the Laws of the Game including videos, workbooks, exams, procedures, interpretations, additional information and details on how to become an officially accredited referee.
This is a FREE online training module which provides a basic introduction to the Laws of the Game and their interpretations. Successful candidates will receive a certificate identifying they have demonstrated awareness in the Laws of the Game, and have the necessary knowledge to attend the Level 4 Referee course.
2020 Referee Information Handbook (to be uploaded when finished) – All referees are required to have this handbook and will receive it upon registration for the 2020 season. Please ensure you read through it as there is plenty of important information that all match officials require.
It is a requirement of NNSWF that ALL match officials are wearing ‘Umbro’ uniforms.
First Touch Football Supplies is the official supplier for FMNC Referees.
2020 Referee Clothing Order Form – Click to order uniform.
2020 Referee Equipment Order Form – Click to order equipment.
Note: UMBRO shirt sizes are small – order at least one size up.
NEW REFEREES – The NNSWF Starter Kit provides new referees with everything they need to begin their officiating. Once you sign up, attend and complete the Level 4 course, you will be provided with the Starter Kit.
To be a FMNC match official for 2020, you will need to register online here – 2021 Referee Registrations. Only match officials who hold a current accreditation level or are in the process of obtaining accreditation via a FMNC Referee course will be accepted.
Assistance and information re registering online can be found here – 2021 Registrations Information.
All FMNC Referees who use Facebook are encouraged to ‘request to join’ the closed FMNC Referees Facebook Group.
This group can only be accessed by FMNC Referees, and parents of younger match officials. It will not be used as a main source of information for match officials but will be utilised as an extra tool for getting relevant information out to everyone when required.
It will also be a place where Referees from within our zone can interact, seek assistance, organise events or travel to match venues etc.
Social Media Sites
Match Officials using social media sites (especially Facebook and Twitter) need to be conscious of the dangers and ramifications of acting inappropriately online.
Hastings Macleay Referees Association
Barry Nelis 2019
Yalcin Toker 2013
Manning District Referees Association
Mal Brown (Deceased)
Phil Darcy (Deceased)
Frank Hammond (Deceased)
Ab Pugh (Deceased)
Bill Pye (Deceased)
Clyde Schubert (Deceased)
As part of the FMNC policies and procedures, any referee over the age of 18 must obtain a Working with Children Check as a Volunteer. To register for a WWCC is free and doesn’t take long to apply online.
To register, click here – Working with Children Check (select ‘Apply For Your Check’ and then fill in all the details as required. Ensure you have ‘Volunteer’ selected).
Once you have had your application verified at Services NSW – please advise us of your Application Number so that we can verify your status. Email your Application Number or Check Number to Justin McIntyre (Macca).
Online Nomination Form – Nominations can be submitted by completing the form at the bottom of this link.
Northern NSW Football is pleased to announce the introduction of the Newcastle Permanent Community Referee Recognition Program in 2017.
Referees make a significant contribution to our game and we should recognise them for their valuable contribution through stepping onto the field to control the game and creating a positive experience for players, coaches and spectators as a result!
Every month, NNSWF in conjunction with its seven Member Zones will select one (1) registered Referee from each Zone to be awarded “Newcastle Permanent Community Referee of the Month”.
Each winner will be awarded a certificate recognising their achievement, along with a jacket, cap, water bottle and a referee card set. Their contribution to football will also be recognised on the NNSWF website network and social media platforms.
From the pool of monthly winners, a “Newcastle Permanent Community Referee of the Year” for each Zone will be recognised.
This final pool of Zone winners will be assessed and one will be awarded the “Newcastle Permanent Community Referee of the Year” announced at NNSWF’s annual awards night. This winner will receive an award plus a $250 First Touch Gift Voucher!
All member clubs, fellow referees and players will be able to nominate referees via the link below and provide their details and a brief description of their contribution to football.
The Code of Ethics and Conduct, is to provide individuals with an indication of the standards expected of them ALWAYS (whether you are officiating on a match or otherwise).