Referees

Referees

Referee Clinics and Refreshers:

Referee clinics and refresher courses are being offered by the Referee Scheduler. More information can be found below, or on the Referee’s website.

Refereeing soccer can be any or all of the following:

  • A part time job with excellent money making opportunities.
  • A rewarding way of putting back into the game.
  • A way to keep yourself in shape.
  • A way for students to earn credits in high school.
  • An opportunity to be awarded bursaries from local leagues.
  • An opportunity to learn important life skills such as
    – organization, time management, people skills.
  • Potential to advance as a referee to National levels or beyond.
  • A way to be directly involved in some great soccer!

For courses go to https://bcsoccer.net/referee-clinics

Officials:

League officials are paid the following: $35 (Assistant Referee) and $60 (Referee) with a $10 travel fee to go to Lake Country or West Kelowna (if the referee does not reside in those communities).

BC Soccer has implemented a new requirement that all carded Team Officials (referees / coaches / other volunteers) are required to have a Criminal Record Check done in order to facilitate the allowance of youth players to participate within the League.  This has been fully implemented as of 2012.

Reporting:

All Game reports with any caution and/or ejection reports must be emailed to the Registrar, Scheduler, and Referee in Chief immediately following the game and together with any player ID card(s) held, which must be turned in to Eurosport within 24 hours. See our Contact page for more info.

You can send your game Game Reports with this KWSL Game Reports email link.

See Rules and Regulations -> Reporting for more info on Game Reports.

*Please note: Game sheets that are not submitted in a timely manner may cause a delay in payment.

Referee Payment:

Referee and AR payments are issued on or about the 10th day of the following month after you officiate a game. Monthly payments are based on the game reports being properly completed and submitted on time. If reports are not submitted on time, you can expect a delay in payment. If you did not receive your payment, and game reports were submitted by their due date, please inquire with the Referee Scheduler or KWSL Treasurer.

Effective Immediately it is now mandatory for referees officiating for KWSL games to sign up to receive their payments by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). The KWSL requires the appropriate KWSL Direct Deposit Authorization form, completed and signed, and MUST be accompanied by either a void cheque or a printout from the official’s financial institution. We will not accept copies of direct deposit information submitted to other Leagues.

Discrepancies:

Discrepancies in pay of an official may be appealed by that official to the Referee Scheduler / Referee in Chief and KWSL Treasurer. Discrepancies regarding overpayments will be handled at the discretion of the Referee Scheduler and the KWSL Executive.

It is the responsibility of the Officials to report: any missed payments, errors or notifications received from their institution regarding payment from KWSL, changes to their banking information, changes to current mailing address, etc.

Reporting of Income:

For tax purposes, officials are considered to be independent contractors.

Referee in Chief:

The Referee in Chief is Al Ryder –  [email protected]

Referee’s Website:

Click here to be taken to the Referee’s website.

Referee Clinic’s Information:

Click here to be taken to the Referee’s clinic information

Photos:

2016 Female Official Bursary – Olivia Wallis

2016 Male Official Bursary – Cordell Dickie

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • Where there appears to be conflicts in scheduling the KWSL Schedule, the shall preside.
  • Officials are reminded players without proper KWSL ID Cards, are deemed illegal players, and are ineligible to dress for the game. NO EXCEPTIONS. Officials must check ID Cards prior to the start of the game!
  • Please be neat, clear and detailed on your game reports.
  • KWSL enforces a Zero Tolerance Policy for Abuse of Officials – please be sure to report any concerns to the Referee Scheduler / Referee in Chief.

Downloads

Referee Game ReportsDirect Deposit Release of Information for KWSL Referees (pdf)Notice of Change for Payments to RefereesDirect Deposit FormReferee RegistrationLearn More