Laws of the Game briefings


WaiBOP Football’s Referee Development Manager, Mark Hester, will run a couple sessions covering the Laws of the Game, including covering the recent updates, at the end of March. The dates and venues for these meetings are: Monday 27 March Room

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Visit the new WaiBOP Clubstore and Win!


WIN a Top to Toe personal Lotto fit-out valued at over $500! Enter the draw here. Visit the new WaiBOP Football clubstore. Shop now. Click here.

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Top referees recognised for efforts


The country’s best-performing match officials have had their efforts over the past year recognised by receiving accolades in the New Zealand Football Referee of the Year Awards. The annual awards serve to highlight the achievements of the finest Kiwi whistle-blowers,

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Refereeing Courses 2017


The first batch of Refereeing courses for 2017 have been posted. Please click through to the Refereeing Courses page to see the schedule and sign up.

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Congratulations Sarah


Sarah Jones has won the Official of the Year category at the 2016 Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards, which were held on Thursday January 26 at the Claudelands Exhibition & Events Centre in Hamilton. Jones attended the 2016 Rio Olympics

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Laws of the Game: Update for 2016/17


The new season is just around the corner. Here’s a summary of some changes to the Laws of the Game that you’ll need to know before you kick a ball in anger.   LAW 1 – THE FIELD OF PLAY Competitions

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Hester appointed as Referee Development Manager


WaiBOP Football is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Hester as the region’s full time Referee Development Manager. Mark will oversee the day to day operations of the referee group as well as manage our referee development programmes. The

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National Age Group Tournament Looms


WaiBOP has five teams and two officials heading to this week’s National Age Group Tournament (NAGT) in Wellington. Our teams will compete against the six other Federations in the U-14, U-15 & U-16 Boys and U-14 & U-16 Girls tournaments. Click here

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Young Refs head to NAGT


Dylan White (pictured, left) and Jared Lamberth (pictured, right), two young referees from the WaiBOP region, will head to the National Age Group Tournament (NAGT) in December as guests of Capital Football. They will join a team of match officials in

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WaiBOP Referees Committee


The Waikato Bay of Plenty Football Federation has support from a dedicated WaiBOP Referees Committee whose objectives are: To provide advice, recommendations and support to the WaiBOP Board on refereeing governance matters. To assist the Federation with the delivery of

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