Referees play a critical role in the facilitation and success of the Kanga Cup. The Kanga Cup is a celebration of youth football and provides an opportunity for referees as well as players to learn and develop in a fun and supportive environment.
For any referee Kanga Cup is an unrivaled opportunity to develop, learn, make friends and enjoy the satisfaction of officiating at an international youth tournament. Respect for referees is paramount.
The referees of the Kanga Cup come from Canberra, around Australia and overseas. In 2017 we are aiming to increase the number of referees to 200. The referees are joined by a dedicated team of Referee Coaches and Coordinators who work closely with the referees under a structured program developed by the Kanga Cup Referee Technical Director in line with the FFA Level 3 curriculum.
Kanga Cup “Local” Referees (registrations now open)
Local referees can now register to referee at the 2017 Kanga Cup in July 2017. The competition commences on Monday 3rd July through to Finals day on Friday 7 July. This a great opportunity for our local referees to participate in this great tournament. It is a chance to improve your skills with coaching available throughout the week. It is also an opportunity to meet new referees and share experiences.
For more information on refereeing at the Kanga Cup can be found here.
To register your interest as a referee, please click here.
KCRYA – Kanga Cup Referee Youth Academy
The Kanga Cup Referee Youth Academy is an opportunity for over 50 interstate referees to receive intensive coaching and mentoring, with a focus on developing referees in a tournament environment in the age group of 15 to 18. The Kanga Cup Referee Youth Academy has the support of the FFA with the official curriculum using resources from the FFA Level 3 and Level 4 course.
Academy members are responsible for their own travel costs to and from Canberra and any incidental costs. Capital Football will look after transfers, accommodation (AIS) and meals.
As a member of the Kanga Cup Referee Youth Academy you will be involved in seminars with current and former FIFA Referees, learn during feedback sessions with referee coaches and make new friends in a supportive environment at the Kanga Cup. There is no better week in the year for a young referee who is serious about improving and going to the next level.
The Kanga Cup is an ideal first step for a talented official.
More information on how the KCRYA operates can be found here.
To register your interest in the KCRYA as a referee, please click here. Positions in the Academy are now closed to full now. Applications will now be placed on a reserve/waiting list. Places will be offered to referees soon. The referee will have to confirm interest as per the offer otherwise the position will be offered to a referee on the waiting list.
Preference will be given to referees who arrive no later than 12 noon Saturday 1 July 2017 depart on Saturday 8 July 2017.
1st round of applications close 28 February 2017. It is unlikely that a 2nd round of applications will be offered.
Note: Approved returning KCRYA coaches use this link please click here.