Football Far North Coast expects more than 7,000 player registrations this year, which requires a team of match officials.
The code is offering an entry-level referee training course at Goonellabah next Sunday, February 17.
It’s open to people aged age 13 and up.
“You get to see a different perspective on the game and I think for those players that have become referees they’ve really appreciated the role that referees play and also gives them a better understanding of the game.”
There’ll also be a refresher course for returning match officials this Sunday.
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