North West Sydney Football Referees Association (NWSFRA) is one of the largest associations in NSW with over 450 referees. Our referees are appointed to local grassroots competitions (NWSF), school matches, state competition football, such as Youth and Premier league. Based in the Ryde/Gladesville-Hornsby district, our match officials are trained, certified and assessed on their abilities to provide safe, fair, and enjoyable experiences for players, coaches, and spectators. Our referees are invested in the Football Referee Development Panel, NSW State League Football Referees Association, as well as Youth League and A-League Men's and Women's.

Appointments for 20-22 June are online

Tip of the week

As it gets cold, ARs are able to wear plain black jackets while they referee. The jacket cannot have local club logos. If you would like to purchase an NWSFRA spray jacket, please contact Centre referees cannot wear jackets while refereeing.

Happy birthday

to Lucas Nadile, Michael Wu, Spencer Jarratt, David Saba, Buckley Findlay, Hormuzd Ghadiali, Annika N Hare, Maximilian A Jackson, Safiya Yip, Ky Gilchrist, Jaxon Clarke, Nicholaos Kollias

News and Events

Dribl reminders - cards and completing teamsheets2024-06-17 08:11:56

Reminder for referees that Dribl must be completed after the game. If both teams have entered the score, it may already appear in the score section of the matchsheet, if the score is correct you can click ‘save’. You must still complete the matchsheet, entering the score is not enough.  

This is also a reminder that referees who repeatedly do not self-allocate to games on Dribl or complete teamsheets may be warned or fined. We prefer to avoid fines wherever possible however it is the responsibility of each referee to ensure that they are doing their duties on and off the field including completing sheets on Dribl.

Additionally, NWSF have requested that referees enter red cards into Dribl in the same way as yellow cards (i.e. select the player, offence and time and save). Reports must still be entered through the NWSFRA website not through Dribl. 

 Please click "More" for the full steps for using Dribl. 

Technical & General Committee Meeting - Monday 17 June 20242024-06-17 00:50:50

The next Technical and General Committee Meeting will be held on Monday 17 June 2024 at Christie Park.  

Meetings commence from 7:30pm and 8:15pm.

All members are encouraged to attend.

Junior Vice President U21 - Interim Contact Details from 26 June2024-06-17 00:50:39

The Junior Vice President U21, Thomas Aalders, will be away from 26 June till 5 August.  Charli Callan has kindly accepted to step into the role and assist with any duties as required during the period of absence.  You can still email at of any issues and contact Charli on her mobile if urgent. (Charli's mobile will be published from 26 June)


We recognise members for their contribution to the organisation and celebrate their achievements beyond their time at NWSFRA.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you need more information please use the contact form at the bottom to get in touch with us.

  • If you last Refereed as an Official within the last 4 years, you must obtain a clearance from the secretary of your current association and forward it to the NWSFRA Secretary. If you last Refereed as an Official more than 4 years ago, you must obtain a clearance from the secretary of your current association and forward it to the NWSFRA Secretary. You must also complete the New Referee course.

  • If you have never refereed before and wish to become a referee, you must complete the new referee's course.


We are currently situated at Christie Park where all our face-to-face events take place. Please use the information below to get in touch with various committee members.

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