Become a Referee

Why become a referee?

Understand the laws and the game better; whether you are a player, coach, or spectator understanding the laws of the game, and understanding the referee’s view of the game will improve your knowledge, understanding, and enjoyment of the game.

Keep fit; referees have to work hard to be in the best position to make their decisions. At a high level, referees run over 10 km in a game! Lower levels are less demanding for fitness but at any level, refereeing is a great workout!

Learn important life skills; along with knowing the laws and running hard, referees need to be good at managing people. The skills learned as a referee - at any age - are useful in many other aspects of your life.

Earn money; refereeing pays! For younger referees who do a lot of games, refereeing can even act as a summer job; for all referees, match fees more than cover your expenses, plus leave a little extra.

Give back to the game; if you play soccer, or used to play soccer, refereeing is a great way of giving back to the game you love. For older players, it is a way of extending your active involvement in the game for many years after age and fitness call a halt on your playing career. You still have a lot to offer, and refereeing is a great way to do this.

It is rewarding, satisfying, and fun: to be able to be part of a well-played competitive game of soccer, knowing that your refereeing skills have helped the players is satisfying and rewarding. As a referee, you will be part of a supportive community of fellow referees, and working as a team provides additional enjoyment.


Who can be a referee?

Anybody can be a referee! You do have to be 12 years or older to start but there is no upper age limit. We have local referees in their sixties who are still contributing. Prior knowledge of soccer certainly helps - it is easier for an experienced player to reach a level where they can referee higher-level games - but full training is provided, and even those with little playing experience can be great referees, learning as they go.

We would particularly like to see more women involved as referees. We have a lot of girls and women’s soccer in the province, and the players like to see female officials at their games. Women make excellent referees and are great role models for younger players.


If interested in refereeing with us during the 2024 season, please complete this application form with your information. After completing, you will be added to the club's emailing list for upcoming exhibition games, club tournaments, house league, etc. 

Referees for Metro and Provincial leagues are not scheduled by clubs, so if interested in refereeing at this leagues, reach out to or

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