Football Queensland is inviting expressions of interest from members of the football community across the state to join the State Referees Committee (SRC).
The 2023 committee will have a focus on the continued recruitment and retention of match officials statewide as well as designing and implementing essential referee policies for Queensland football.
“One of our key goals in the 2023-2026 Strategic Plan is to evolve Football Queensland’s Referee Strategy, delivering more referees of a higher standard and quality; our State Referees Committee members will play a pivotal role in the application of this,” Football Queensland CEO Robert Cavallucci said.
“The State Referees Committee’s structure has been designed to accommodate members from across the entire state, and it is essential that we receive nominations from across both regional and South East Queensland to allow the appointed committee to accurately represent the voice of referees across our game.
“Football Queensland is determined to reach the target of 3,600 registered referees across the state by 2026 as outlined in our Strategic Plan, including the addition of 1,250 female referees to reach our gender parity goals.”
The SRC operates under the following guidelines:
- The main criteria for appointment to the SRC will be to demonstrate that you have an understanding of referee matters, however you do not necessarily have to be a current or former referee.
- This position is on a volunteer basis with no remuneration.
- Meeting agendas will include both state as well as local regional issues.
- The Committee will consist of between five and seven members, with representation from across refereeing and non-refereeing community.
- Football Queensland’s Referee Manager (or equivalent) will be a committee member (ex-officio).
- Appointments for all Committee positions (except Referee Manager) will be made on a 12 monthly basis.
- Committee composition will reflect Football Queensland’s strategic priority of achieving 50/50 gender diversity on all boards and committees.
- The Committee meet a minimum of four times per year, which may be increased depending on workload.
- Meetings will be generally held online for remote participation; however, if face to face meetings are required, Football Queensland will pay for travel.
Applications can be made via the State Referee Committee Expression of Interest and will close on Monday, 6 March.
For further queries regarding the position or expression of interest process, contact John Peters – Chair of the SRC, at email@example.com.