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Football is the world’s most played and most popular sport. New Zealand fits the trend with more than 6.3 per cent of the adult population participating in the game, making it the most popular team sport in the country. There are over 135,000 participants across all strands but, while coaches and players are key to the game, so is another group – referees.
Referees are an integral part of the football family and their performance is crucial to the the development of the game in New Zealand and within the Football South Federation.For referees in New Zealand there is a clear pathway to help you achieve your goals while contributing to the success and enjoyment of players, coaches and fans along the way.
If you want to know more about the various Referee Courses available to aspiring match officials just follow the links above or you can contact Football South Referee Development Manager Jeff Clamp here: