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Applications for the current season are now closed. Thank you for your interest. Please check back next season for updates

Becoming a referee is an exciting opportunity to not only deepen your understanding and love for the game of soccer, but also to play a crucial role in ensuring fair play and sportsmanship on the field.

If you have not refereed with East London Soccer Club in the past but have attended a Western Counties Referee Clinic in the past please email proof of attendance to

Location: Games are held at St Julien Park and Ted Earley Park, with the possibility of other locations for special events.

Referee Categories:

  • Centre Referees: Assigned to U6 to adult games.
  • Linesmen: Assigned to U12 to adult games, and also utilized for U10 training and tournaments.

Advancement: All referees start in the U6 division and progress to higher divisions over time.

Training Requirements:

  • Centre Referees: Must attend the Level 1 Western Counties Referee Clinic.
  • Linesmen: Must attend both Level 1 & 2 Western Counties Referee Clinics.

Arrival Time: All referees and linesmen should be at their assigned fields at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled game time.


How to Apply to Become a Referee? 

1. Be 12 years or older
2. Have or Create a PowerUp account
3. Click of Volunteer Now! (Don't worry this is a paid position)
4. Select Game Official Application (see attached screenshot)
5. Locate '2024 Outdoor Game Official Application' and click on Apply Now
6. Fill in all necessary fields and check off Referee
7. Click Continue

Once we receive your application it will be reviewed by our referee convenor and you will receive and introduction email with referee clinic information.