If the FFV Ref doesn’t turn up.
If the FFV Ref can’t be found 10 mins prior to Kick-off, a suitable replacement referee must be identified. They can be a parent from either team. Or someone independent of the team. Preferably they have some experience.
If no-one can be found to ref the match by 15 minutes after the scheduled kick-off, the match is a forfeit to the away team. In other words the onus is on the home team to find a ref.
The relevant rule can be found at www.gleneirafc.com.au > Coach’s Corner > Rules > Juniors > 2017 Rules of Competition > Section 5.3. Non-Attendance or Unavailability of Match Official
5.3.3 If no registered Match Official is present to act as the Replacement ten (10)
minutes prior to scheduled start of the Competition Fixture, both Clubs shall
agree on a person to act as the Match Official for the Competition Fixture, or
until the appointed Match Official arrives. If, by the scheduled kick off time, no
agreement can be reached, the Home Club must appoint a person to act as
the Match Official for the Competition Fixture.
5.3.4. If a Competition Fixture does not kick off within 15 minutes of the scheduled
kick off time due to the absence of a Match Official, the Home Club will be
deemed to have forfeited the Competition Fixture.
5.3.5. All Clubs must fulfill all Competition Fixtures, regardless of whether or not the FFV
appointed Match Official is present to take charge. Failure to do so may result
in a penalty under the GDT.
FFV Ref Fees
|Senior Women (State 2/3/4) Referee||$80||Certified Level 4 Referee.||Seniors Rules (FFV)|
|Senior Men (Metro) Referee
|$75||Certified Level 4 Referee.||Seniors Rules (FFV)|
|U16-U17 Referee||$50||Certified Level 4 Referee.||U12-U18 Rules (FFV)|
|U14-U15 Referee||$45||Certified Level 4 Referee.||U12-U18 Rules (FFV)|
|U12-U13 Referee||$40||Certified Level 4 Referee.||U12-U18 Rules (FFV)|
|*From 2016 FFV Ref Fees Schedule|
FFV first year referees wear green shirts during their first year of refereeing. The green shirt program identifies referees who are new to the game. These referees are new to refereeing & need the support and understanding of the football family. Through the green shirt program FFV encourages everyone to support these referees in a positive way. Just like you & I, all referees will make mistakes from time to time. When they do, we ask that everyone to remember that the main reason referees leave the game is due to abuse from coaches and spectators. In order to stop referees leaving the game the following message is timely: