A new initiative this year is the introduction of paid refereeing. To be eligible to be paid you will need to successfully complete the unofficial referee course being held during Term 1. The aim of introducing this course is to improve the standard of refereeing, which will in turn, improve the standard of the competition. You can indicate your interest via email or in person prior to the start of the course.
Who should do the course?
All registered players are eligible and encouraged to attend the course. Improving the standard of refereeing benefits all. Numbers are limited so sign up early.
When the course is on:
The theory part of the course will be run over 6 nights from 5.30pm - 6pm in the Bolton Park Stadium Meeting Room. The dates for the theory sessions are February 15 and 22 and March 1, 8, 15 and 22. Additionally, members will need to demonstrate practical competence by refereeing one or more games during the course of Term 1, 2018.
The content of the course includes selected sections of the current FIVB rules relevant to our competition. In particular, the correct use of hand signals and rules relating to play of the ball and the role of the first/ second referee.
Why not an official course?
Your tutor is Allison Appleby (President WVA), a Level 2 qualified referee with experience refereeing State Cup, Australian Junior Volleyball Championships, Good Neighbour, AVL and SVL. An official course can only be run by a Level 3 or higher referee. The purpose of this course is to improve the standard of refereeing at our local competition, making you eligible for payment by our local club. To be eligible to be paid at official events you need to complete a Level 2 course (there is potentially an opportunity for WVA sponsorship for this).
What will I get paid and how often will I referee?
The fee for players completing the referee course is $7 per game (1st referee only). You are likely to be rostered to 1st referee fortnightly over the entire season, which will consist of approximately 10 games unless you wish to referee more. There is no payment for second referee or scoring.
When will I get paid?
Referees will be paid at the end of each school term for the games they have refereed during that term.
What if I don't complete the course?
Players who sign up for refereeing will be rostered to referee during Term 1. If you don't successfully complete the course then you won't be paid for the games you have refereed.
Will my team still get rostered for duty?
Teams will still be required to do duty as has been the case in the past.
Further questions should be directed to President Allison Appleby via email.