NLSA Referee Academy


The NLSA referee academy aims to fast track promising young referees to regional level and above, and have them officiate at Challenge Cup/ Jubilee level as soon as possible. In addition the academy aims to identify talented individuals for the national development stream.

Target group
- Under 25
- Refereeing at senior level
- Willing to commit to training/ education sessions (50% attendance mandatory to remain in programme)
- Achieving or surpassing minimum fitness standards


Nomination/ application/ invitations
- Nominations from senior referees, assessors, associations (open at any time - e-mail Dave Liverman)
- By invitation only, applications reviewed by referee committee

Activities
- Training (pre-season, on field)
- education sessions
- regular de-briefs (use instructors, assessors, senior referees, former nationals)
- mentoring and coaching
- assessments
- 4th official assignments for CC/ JT

The 2021 Academy group  has been approved by the Referee Committee. Congratulations to the following referees:-

  • Brooke Andrews
  • Ashlan Anstey
  • Chloe Chisholm
  • Reegyn Crickard
  • Justin Drover
  • Aaron Gamperi
  • Chantal MacDonald
  • Alex Nunes
  • Taha Odan
  • Eric Power
  • Brett Russell
  • Mark Russell
  • Ian Wall


Thanks to Trevor Wragg for permission to use his photographs.

Upcoming Events


Oct. 15, 2021 to Oct. 17, 2021

Provincial Team Tryouts - Girls - U13-U16
To Be Determined
Will be determined in Coordination with School Sports NL

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Oct. 22, 2021 to Oct. 24, 2021

Provincial Team Tryouts - Boys - U13-U16
To Be Determined
Will be determined in Coordination with School Sports NL

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Oct. 29, 2021 to Oct. 31, 2021

2021-2022 Provincial Team Camp - U12-U14
To Be Determined

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