Become a soccer referee in the Adelaide Hills

The Adelaide Hills Referees’ Branch (AHRB) provides training and support to match officials who referee in the AHJFA competition.

Our members also referee Football SA matches in the Adelaide Hills including State League, JPL/JSL boys and girls, Collegiate men, SAASL men and community women.

Ongoing training for referees

As an AHRB referee, you will have full access to a wide range of training and coaching opportunities that are part of the pathway for all Australian and FIFA match officials.

To keep your skills and knowledge up to date, we hold monthly coaching sessions between February and September. Special guests at these events include current and previous A-League, W-League and FIFA referees.

Active refereeing is important to your ongoing development. We appoint you to matches according to your level of experience and skills. Our Appointments Coordinator aims to work around any club affiliations, playing commitments or family responsibilities you may have.

If you are a new referee, we will send a mentor to give you coaching on your first matches. We continue to provide young as well as experienced referees with on and off field coaching throughout the year.

Some of our match officials also gain extra experience through opportunities to referee the National Premier Leagues, state and country championships and talent identification carnivals.

You are also welcome to take up additional weekly training and coaching sessions held in the city.

Personal and professional benefits

Become a referee and develop important life skills including communication, leadership, teamwork, assertiveness, people management and decision-making.

Refereeing is a respected profession to add to your CV. As you need to be at least 13 or turn 13 years old during your first season, this is often the first casual job many of our referees have.

It can improve your fitness and allow you to stay involved in the game for longer. Importantly, refereeing also develops life-long friendships.

You are also paid for your services, so the financial incentive is also an attractive benefit.

Upcoming events

Parent & new referee information night

  • February each year
  • Want to become a referee? This information session will give you an insight into the opportunities, expectations and pathways to referee football in the Adelaide Hills and beyond.
  • All welcome including parents of current match officials. New referees and parents are strongly encouraged to attend.
  • Register now:

Level 4 course

  • Mount Barker - February/March each year, over two nights
  • Mount Barker - July subject to interest, over two nights
  • Adelaide - Every 4-6 weeks, either 1 full day or over two nights
  • Upcoming referee courses

Register your interest

Start the conversation about becoming a referee. Request a copy of our information pack using the form below.

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Key contacts

Who to contact

General enquiries:

To inform referees about last minute problems due to bad weather or pitch conditions; or to advise us if a referee does not arrive, contact the Appointments Coordinator.

Requests for match officials for matches and rescheduled fixtures must be through the competition organiser (AHJSA, FFSA etc.). This will ensure the match and/or change has been sanctioned and the appointment notifications flow through to the referees via our online program.

AHRB Executive


Sam Le Gallou

0400 258 949

Appointments Coordinator

Ian Crossing

0447 177 709


Jackie Megson & Loui Savva


TC Marquis-Hames

Training and Development Coordinator

Ethan McCormick

Executive members

Anasta Savva
Annie Krop
Jacob Kemp


The AHRB referee development and training programs are proudly sponsored by the Office for Recreation and Sport, Football Federation SA and the AHJSA.