On Monday 20th February 2023, Mr George Georganas Operation Manager of FSA, informed SAFRA that our Match Official agreement with FSA has been terminated.
This means that SAFRA are no longer an affiliate member of FSA or involved with SAASL, as match official body.
As of today - Friday 24th February 2023, SAFRA is an independent body and available to appoint match officials.
The following documents we're circulated to SAFRA Referees last week. See letter below. This was a shock to all involved in SAFRA including both committee and members. A recent meeting with SAASL Board Members had no indication the FSA would be taking over appointments. This would see a relationship spanning over 42 years come to an end. Meetings with SAFRA Management Committee and Members will be undertaken over the coming months to discuss the future direction of the association.
Monday 26th September saw SAFRA have their 2022 AGM and Awards Night. This nights also saw us announce the successful members for the 2022 SAASL Cup Finals.
Have you seen this coloured referee shirt at matches this season? These are our new referees to our association.
SAFRA in cooperation with South Australian Amateur Soccer League and Football South Australia have become a part of the Green Shirt Program.
2022 Key Appointments
Key Appointments for 2022 include the following appointments:
Congratulations to the following SAFRA members/referees that have been appointed to Qualifying Round 1 of the 2022 Australian Cup matches taking place on Saturday 19th March 2022.
2022 Life Member Inductees
Our February General meeting saw the addition of three new inductee into our existing membership - Steve Vlassis, Steve Gregan and Geoff Murch.
FSA Referee’s Department is happy to announce that we will be running both a level 4 referee course on 12th December and level 3 referee upgrade course on 5th December this year in preparation for the 2022 season.
Please feel welcome to pass on this information to anyone you know that may be interested in refereeing!
You can view and register for the courses through our website here: https://www.footballsa.com.au/referee-resources
Please note, in order to register for the level 3 course 5th December you must be a registered level 4 referee (if you are having any issues with registering please let me contact our President, Derek Chapman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Statement from the SAFRA President regarding future direction with Football South Australia (FSA)
As the President of South Australian Football Referees Association (SAFRA) previously SAASRA, we are excited to announce that we have signed an agreement for direct affiliation with FSA, we have come together to create a pathway that will provide a recognised structure for the retention, development and recruitment of Match Officials for FSA, SAFRA and SAASL.
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