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Match Officials

Whether you are just getting into refereeing or have already been blowing the whistle for several years, Ontario Soccer has a variety of initiatives that will assist you in your career as a Match Official. From education sessions to fitness programs, Ontario Soccer offers support programs for every avenues.

Interested in being a soccer referee in Stratford this season?

Registration information for new Referees:

Register for the Entry Level (14 years old as of March 31st, 2022) or Small-Sided Clinics (12 years old as of March 31st. 2022) - registration link available on page.

Stratford Youth Soccer will reimburse referee registration fees who official at 9 or more games in the house league and/or travel programs. 

More information on courses available on the student guide.

Registration information for returning Referees:

Register on RefCentre by March 31st - register early (before March 7) to receive a discount!

Stratford Youth Soccer will reimburse referee registration fees who official 9 or more games in the house league and/or travel programs. 

Registration now open and link available - contact Holly Deighton once registration is complete.

2023 Uniform:

2018 Adidas referee jersey/kit, black shoes, black socks, black shorts, whistle, red/yellow cards, watch, coin, paper, pencil/pen

2023 Rules: 

2021-2022 IFAB Laws of the Game: Link available 

2021 Referee Manual: Link available


Ontario Soccer Match Officials Information

Information on Ontario Soccer's Program for Match Officials

Ontario Soccer Match Official News

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Holly Deighton

Club Head Referee