21 January 2023

Event Information

The 2023 State Referee Conference brings together Queensland referees from all levels of the game ahead of the new season.

This year’s conference will be a hybrid format, with attendees invited to join the in-person event at St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace or access Saturday’s sessions via an online platform from one of 11 regional hubs or at their home.
The conference will feature a Laws of the Game update, sessions on managing external pressures and referee communication from a coach’s perspective, with guest presenters from Football Australia, Officiating Collective and three FQ clubs. 

 All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing for 30 days post conference on fqrefereeconference.com.au.


Session One: Welcome & Acknowledgements - 9.00am

Andy Allan – General Manager – Strategic Game Development, Football Queensland 

Mark Simon-Green – Manager – Referee Development, Football Queensland 

Brad Burton – Referee Coach and Development Officer Metro & Schools, Football Queensland 

Session Two: Communication - Managing External Pressure (Coaches, players, spectators) - 9:50am 

Lynn Cowie-McAlisterSpecialist in Communication and Conflict Resolution, Officiating Collective 

Session Three: FA & LOTG Update - 11:30am

Jacqui Hurford General Manager – Community Refereeing, Football Australia  

Session Four: LOTG Update Quiz & Reaccreditation Quiz (FA) - 12:30pm

Jacqui Hurford – General Manager – Community Refereeing, Football Australia  

Session Five: Awards Presentation - 2:00pm 

FIFA referee acknowledgement  

FQ Academy Intakes 

Session Six: Referee Communication: A Coaches Perspective – 2:45pm

Paul Arnison – Sunshine Coast Wanderers 

Karyn Longbottom –  Annerley FC 

Aaron Philp – Peninsula Power 

Session Seven: Closing Remarks 3:45pm

Robert Cavallucci – CEO, Football Queensland