Becoming an in-house referee
Football Brisbane allocates referees for games from ages U12 and older. Football Queensland allocates referees for games from ages U13 and older.
Holland Park Hawks provides referees when we have the resources for all games ages U8 – U11 and U12 and older if Football Brisbane/Football Queensland do not have the resources to allocate referees.
To referee a U8 – U11 match for Holland Park Hawks, you must be at least 12 years old and have completed The Laws of the Game (LOTG) online course.
To referee a U12 or older match, you must be at least 13 years old, one year older than the age group of the game (for example, must be playing in U15 to referee a U14 match), completed the Laws of the Game and completed the Level 4 Theory course.
The Laws of the Game can be found here: Laws of the Game | Play Football
To take a Level 4 Theory course, you must have completed the Laws of the Game, and be 13 years old. You can find upcoming courses here: Level 4 Theory Courses
Once you have completed the LOTG, send a copy of your certificate proving completion to email@example.com. We will add you to the email distribution list of all in-house referees. Each week on a Monday, we will email you a list of all games that require an in-house referee and you are free to select any games you wish.
We do ask that you limit the number of games you ref in a weekend to 3, with the exception of the SAP mini-series. For those, one person can ref 5 games as they are short and refs for these are often hard to come by.
The fees you will earn are based on the age group and are listed below:
*80% of what a referee would earn if allocated by Football Brisbane
As U12 and older require more from a referee, Holland Park Hawks will pay 80% of what a referee would earn if assigned by Football Brisbane. These referees are required to maintain scores, yellow and red cards, and provide results to FB which is why we require completion of the Level 4 Theory course.
For further information regarding referee pathways, go to: Referee Information