How do I become a Referee?

The first step to becoming a qualified Referee is to complete Level 1 of the Squash SA Referee Development Programme. This qualifies the individual as a Club Referee and includes passing the Level 1 Referee Examination (a basic general knowledge of the rules is required for this) and passing a practical assessment of the individual refereeing a match. The individual will be assigned a mentor to help them through the simple Level 1 process. This level is suitable for Juniors as well as Club Players.

A summary of the requirements for Level 1 can be found in the SSA Refereeing Requirements – Club Referee. If you would like to find out more about becoming a Referee, please contact your Provincial Referee Representative.

For an overview of the different Refereeing levels in South Africa, please look at the Referee Progression Chart.


How do I become a Referee? — 48 Comments

  1. My name is Wiseman Mhlabine 21years old from mpumalamga nelspruit (sabie) would love to become a referee because of the passion i have for soccer

  2. Dear Wiseman thank you for the query. Just a little confused as you say you have a passion for soccer but being a referee in squash is very different ??

  3. Hi, i am Matsobane Ramafemo and would realy love to become an official as i have got love for the wonderful game of football.i am 22 years of age.

  4. hi ! im sbusiso mxhosans 27yrs from ugie eastern cape i have passion for soccor and i wll loved to be a qualified referee pls hlp my contact 073 4497188

  5. Hi im morena Lesole from winburg makeleketla in free state province am 30 years old can i love soccer and i have a passion of football and my dream is to became a south African referee so please anyone ho can help I’ll be happy for that my contact number is 0782060022/0714688386

  6. Hello there: I am khanyiso Hlahlana and have got massive love and passion into becoming a professional SA refree. I was residing in Cape town for the past 7years were I played football till I joined SAFA refree association and wrote my Level 1 and Level 2 referees examination and passed them under the CTTRA with the practical trainings I’ve done till the year of 2016.I therefore request for an academy or association around Joburg that could help me pursue my dreams of becoming a Level 7 qualified refree .My number is 0735583491.

  7. Hi my name is jabulani Zulu 38 years old I’m a referee in the rural areas for a long time but we don’t have a league so I want to learn more about referees so that I can be able to go back to my area and start to recruit young people and encourage them to become world class referees so I want to know which step do I have to take first thank you

  8. Hi I’m samkelo from mpumalanga im 20 years old i love football, i have passion and i know the law of football

    • Hi Samkelo, this is the sport of squash – you will have to approach football administrators to help you to become a football referee.

  9. Hi,

    I am not a league player nor do I belong to any club (squash). Is this a pre-requisite for me to become a ref/marker?


  10. Hi,please help me I want to be an professional referee,I know the laws of the came and I’ve been doing this for the past five years in local games, I also have a soccer team which I’m owning and that also boost my knowledge.

    • Good afternoon, you will have to approach the soccer organisations to assist you. We can only help you become a squash referee.

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