The [KEEPUP.] Kanga Cup Referee Youth Academy (KCRYA) is a pathway program for approximately 50 local, interstate and international referees to receive intensive coaching and mentoring, with a focus on developing referees in a tournament environment in the age group of 15-18.
Referees and Game Leaders officiating during the Tournament are supported by a network of Referee Coaches from Australia and overseas.
Referee Coaches from interstate and overseas are accepted to participate in the KCRYA based on their commitment to assisting with the development and support of Game Leaders and Referees, and their own personal development as a Referee Coach.
KCRYA Referee Coaches fulfill a number of important roles, including:
For more information about participating as a KCRYA Referee Coach, please read the KCRYA Information Pack for Referee Coaches.
Referee Coaches aged 18+ from across Australia or overseas who have a valid Football Australia Referee Assessor Level 3 or higher qualification (or overseas equivalent) can apply directly, or be nominated (by their Member Federation or Referee Association) as a Referee Coach for the KCRYA.
Should a Member Federation or Referee Association choose to provide nominations to the KCOC, they may use an application process to determine the nominations provided to the KCOC.
To apply for the 2023 [KEEPUP.] Kanga Cup Referee Youth Academy, please complete the KCRYA Referee Coach Application Form before 5pm Monday 15 May 2023.
The KCOC will review all individual applications and nominations from Member Federations and Referee Associations before communicating the outcome of all applications and nominations by Thursday 1 June 2023.