REFEREE DEVELOPMENT

Referees play a vital role in Touch Football, ensuring our game is played in a fair, safe and enjoyable environment for all participants.

 

Becoming an accredited referee is an important step in ensuring that you are equipped with the knowledge of the Rules of the game, but also the latest on-field game information, and skills to manage and create a safe and enjoyable environment for all. It is also a great way to remain fit and active and participate in our game.

 

To ensure all of our referees are supported, protected and continually receive coaching/mentoring (development), we not only have member protection policies and codes of conduct, but we also have expectations of every affiliate in this region, as well as on the region itself to provide programs and trained personnel.

AFFILIATE REFEREE HEALTH CHECKS

SQBD is committed to supporting the sport in every way possible.  A new initiative that has commenced recently is our Affiliate Referee Health Checks.  We encourage members to pass on any feedback to their respective Affiliate Director / Competition Manager so that we can collect accurate information from each Affiliate.  This will aid us in formulating unique plans, full of strategies focussed directly on addressing any referee-related issues. We understand the recruitment and retention of officials (referees) is one of the ever-challenging aspects of our sport.  We have a range of strategies that we can provide you with to ensure you are maximising your ability to recruit effectively and maintain positive morale amongst your referee group.

We understand that every Affiliate is different, and this is why each must be supported in different ways.  As part of the process, not only are initial checks performed and suggested action plans provided by SQBD to each Affiliate, but follow-up mechanisms are agreed to and provisions embedded in an effort to support each Affiliate to become future-proofed (self sustainable).

For more information, contact Lee Rossow on lee.rossow@qldtouch.com.au

JUNIOR REFEREE DEVELOPMENT (MAKOS)

SQBD are very proud of the creation of a regional junior emerging talent program that is a direct pathway for career referees into the QLD JETS Program.

This program officially commenced in 2021, following applications in March and selections across the three rounds of the Titans Tri-Series.  To be eligible for the MAKOS Program, referees must:

  • be aged 12-20

  • referee at at SQBD affiliate

  • complete an EOI in March of the year of selection

  • referee at 2 or 3 of the Titans Tri-Series events (inclusive of the Palm Beach round)

  • be able and willing to attend the MAKOS Camp (date TBA)

  • be able and willing to attend at least 3 of the following events:

    • Queensland Junior State Cup​

    • National Youth Championships

    • SQBD Primary All Schools

    • SQBD Secondary All Schools

    • Gold Coast Titans All Schools (Secondary)

    • Queensland Primary All Schools

    • Queensland All Nations

  • commit to regular communication with allocated referee coach and mentors.

MEET THE TEAM

SQBD Junior Development Lead: Lee Rossow

MAKOS Coordinator: Josh Harmer

MAKOS Support Officer: Matthew Sheppard

For more information, contact Lee Rossow on lee.rossow@qldtouch.com.au

MORE TO COME SOON

JUNIOR REFEREE DEVELOPMENT (MINI MAKOS)

SQBD will launch the mini MAKOS Program at the commencement of 2022.  Expressions of Interest will open at the end of October and close at the end of November.  This program is for all player-referees in our region who are interested in referee development but are still playing representative touch football.  Those accepted will be notified 1-week after the completion of the 2021 Queensland All Nations.  We would love to see ALL applicants refereeing at this event, even if you are also playing.  This will give us a chance to see you in action, or at least meet you.

To be eligible for the mini MAKOS Program, referees must:

  • be aged 12-20

  • referee at at SQBD affiliate

  • complete an EOI in November of the year of selection

  • be able and willing to attend day one of the MAKOS Camp (date TBA)

  • be able and willing to attend at least 2 of the following events:

    • Queensland Junior State Cup​

    • National Youth Championships

    • SQBD Primary All Schools

    • SQBD Secondary All Schools

    • Gold Coast Titans All Schools (Secondary)

    • Queensland Primary All Schools

    • Queensland All Nations

  • commit to regular communication with allocated referee coach and mentors.

For more information, contact Lee Rossow on lee.rossow@qldtouch.com.au

MORE TO COME SOON

ONE STEP AHEAD (OSA)

SQBD is proud to announce the release of the first referee development program designed to support the development of referees at all levels of our sport: foundation, talent, elite, and mastery.  Our official launch will be early in 2022.

This program has been specifically designed over the past 5-years to ensure all aspects of athlete development are catered for.  The investment into the investigation of concepts in other sports, from coaches across the world, and in the technical arm of our own sport is second to none.  We would encourage ALL referees to keep their eye out for more information about this program, and join us in whatever capacity you can, to maximise your game outcomes and successes in our sport.

For more information, contact Lee Rossow on lee.rossow@qldtouch.com.au

MORE TO COME SOON

WHY BECOME A TOUCH FOOTBALL REFEREE?

 

EARN SOME MONEY. It's a great way to make extra cash at social Touch competitions.

 
DEVELOP SKILLS. It's a great way to develop leadership skills and confidence.

 

GET BETTER AT TOUCH. It helps improve your Touch Football game because you'll develop a better understanding of the sport. 
 

MEET PEOPLE. You'll become part of a great community and make new friends.
 

TRAVEL. You'll get access to referee at exciting state and national events held around the country – even around the world for events such as Touch World Cups.
 

TICK OFF GOALS. If you want you can work your way up through the pathway from Level 1 to Level 6 referee as your broaden your skills, experiences and networks.

Start your Referee pathway today - CLICK to find a course near you!