Referee's resources

Ever wondered how to go about becoming a referee or linesman?

Well here’s your chance to find out!

Refereeing can be exciting and challenging – whether you are putting something back into the game you love, earning a bit of pocket money or wanting to referee a World Cup final!

Refereeing is all about player management skills. It helps you to develop life skills and keeps your fitness level up without getting the bumps and bruises players get.


For more details go to the Football South Coast website.


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Referees Code of Conduct

As a referee you should always:

  • Place the safety and welfare of the players above all else
  • Show concern and caution towards sick and injured players
  • Give all players a ‘fair go’ regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion
  • Be impartial, consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions
  • Accept responsibility for your actions and decisions
  • Condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for the individuality of players
  • Avoid situations, which may lead to, or be construed as, a conflict of interest
  • Be a positive role model in behaviour and personal appearance & your comments should be positive & supportive
  • Be a good sport. Actions speak louder than words
  • Always respect, remain loyal to and support other referees
  • Keep up to date with the latest ‘Laws of the Game’ trends and principles of their application
  • Emphasise the spirit of the game rather than the errors
  • Refrain from any form of personal abuse towards players or other referees
  • Refrain from any form of sexual harassment towards players or other referees

The Great Illawarra Walk is being held on 17th and 18th March. All funds raised are going towards the stem cell research project for Chloe to search for a potential treatment for Vanishing White Matter Disease that is beginning in IHMRI (Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute) at Wollongong University.

What a great way to see the Illawarra, get some exercise and support stem cell research.

Please join us for THE GREAT ILLAWARRA WALK....all proceeds this year to Saving Chloe Saxby!! Have some fun in Fancy Dress, Rainbows or get a relay team together from the office, work, school or sport....there are no rules! It doesn't matter how much you walk....1km or 100kms – it’s up to you – departing Shellharbour on Saturday 17 March and walking to Coalcliff, then returning on Sunday 18 March, Coalcliff to Shellharbour. The goal is to raise $150,000 for vital research into VWM disease to help save Chloe and other children around the world with VWM. Please visit the website for more details and to register. Adults $40 and Children (U18) $20. Come on Illawarra, together, we can do this!!! #savingchloesaxby #greatillawarrawalk #findacureforvwm

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Ground Status

Click here to check the status of all Wollongong Council grounds

Click here to check the status of all Shellharbour Council grounds

Click here to check the status of all Kiama Council grounds

Where & when am I playing?

All teams can check their game times & locations at FSC Match Centre - select your Age Group and scroll to find your game.

Ground Locations for other clubs

Balgownie Junior Football Club Incorporated ABN: 91 822 455 631
Clubhouse: Para Street, Balgownie
Postal address: PO Box 157, Fairy Meadow, NSW 2519