It is now possible to complete the entire Community Referee course online, including the content and test. Rather than sitting through a three hour course, participants can gain the accreditation in the comfort of their own home, at their own pace and at a fraction of the cost. People register for the course through MyComet (please see attached instructions HERE). After registration, they will be sent the details to access the online content and complete the accreditation.

  • When: Anytime
  • Who: Anyone
  • Register: HERE

Details to access the online content will be emailed to you within 7 days. Contact:


Sunday 22 May, 2022

  • Location: Tauranga (venue to be confirmed).
  • Start time: 1.30pm.

New referees go through this course before being available for appointment to games. The course is essential.

To register: please email WaiBOP Football Referee Manager C-K Kawana-Waugh -


New Zealand Football in conjunction with its member federations value the hard work of our referees all around New Zealand and have developed a series of informal webinars which focus on supporting referees with a wide range of online learning opportunities. Click HERE for more.

These webinars that give community level referees advice and information on refereeing junior and youth matches.

They are designed for people that haven’t done a referee course or have completed the Community Referee Course and would be ideal for parents or siblings who are often asked to referee on Saturday or Sunday mornings.    

The webinars go for one hour and are interactive.


Referee Movement – Monday 29 June 7.30PM 
Register and log-in details

Player Safety – Monday 6 July 7.30PM 
Register and log-in details

Game-day refereeing – Monday 13 July 7.30PM
Register and log-in details

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