Get Started With Upgrading

Upgrading as a referee is a great way to improve your skills as a referee and learn more about the game. The process is straightforward, but you are responsible for ensuring that you follow the steps correctly and track your progress. Ready to learn more?

Requirements - Grade 7

  • Minimum age: 17
  • Game experience: 75 as referee, 25 as AR
  • Time as Grade 8 referee: at least 12 months
  • Instruction Credits: 20 during upgrade year
  • Written exam: minimum score of 85%
  • Assessment: Pass 1 referee assessment at U17 or higher, or other match as approved by SDA.
  • Fitness test: Required

Requirements - Grade 6

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Game experience: 100 as referee, 25 as AR
  • Time as Grade 8 referee: at least 12 months
  • Instruction Credits: 24 during upgrade year
  • Written exam: minimum score of 85%
  • Assessment: Pass 2 referee assessments and 1 AR assessment at amateur level or higher, or other matches as approved by SDA.
  • Fitness test: Required