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Coaching & Refereeing

Coaching & Refereeing

Volunteer coaches and referees are the lifeblood of any football club.  The primary goal of all FC Twenty11 coaches and referees are to engage and encourage all players to enjoy the game.  Building lifelong friendship, comradery and resilience.

Coaching Resources

Please find below a list of resources available to all coaches:

The New Zealand Football Coach Education Pathway has courses available at all levels of the game including Junior, Youth and Senior. Each course provides coaches with age appropriate learning to enhance their players experience and development in the game. Find out more about each course and what it offers by clicking here.

For those parents wanting to get a better understanding of the ‘Law of the Game’, Mainland Football offers a series of Community Based Referee Courses.  These are free 3-4 hour course taking a basic view of the ‘Law of the Game’. This course is suitable for those who want to become Community Referees, or just want to gain a better knowledge of the Laws of the Game. Click here for further information.

Coaches wanting to attend specific courses should make contact with Operations Manager Jo Moar well in advance so details can be discussed, considered and or attendance budgeted and planned for.

2022 Coaching Calendar – Click Here

Registrations are now done through MYCOMET. The process is the same as you would register for a Winter Football club using your USERNAME and PASSWORD.


The Key is to change “CHOOSE SELLER” to Mainland Football – Christchurch.  



1.       Sign in to MYCOMET

2.       Click Register on the left handside tool bar.

3.       Under “Choose Seller” type in Mainland Football – Christchurch if you are attending a course in Christchurch  OR Mainland Football – Nelson if you are attending a course in Nelson

4.       All items available to purchase will then be visible to purchase.

5.       Scroll down to the coach education item ie NZF Junior Level 1 Coaching Award (PLEASE NOTE THEIR IS MORE THAN ONE PAGE OF PRODUCTS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE)

6.       Click the GREEN shopping trolley on far right handside.

7.       Scroll to the bottom and “Proceed to checkout”

8.       Complete payment through the gateway.

2022 Community Referee Courses – Click Here

The below courses are facilitated by Mainland Football and are free of charge to our members.

Level 1 Referee Course (Full Version)

This is a 10–12 hour course (four, three-hour sessions) where we take an in-depth look at the Laws of the Game (LOTG) and an explanation of how you can start refereeing. The full course covers more content than the online version. This includes a test at the end of the course. This course is aimed more for the people who are likely to take up refereeing.

Course 1 – Wednesday 16, 23 & 30 March & 6 April 2022, 6:30pm-9:30pm, English Park Register here 

Course 2 – Tuesday 28 June, Thursday 30 June, Tuesday 5 July, Thursday 7 July 2022, 6:30pm-9:30pm, English Park Register here 

Cost: Free

Level 1 Referee Course (Online Version)

This course has been developed for those that do not have time to attend the longer course and smaller referee centres, but also for the people who are likely to take up refereeing. You can do most of the course at home, in your own time. The date set for the course is the only session you physically attend a session with an instructor. This session will be about 3 hours in duration and includes the last couple of modules (including an outdoor session), discussion on other parts of the course and refereeing in general and a test on the Laws of the Game (LOTG). Ideally you should have completed the online part of the course before the date of the offline part for which you registered.

Course 1 – Wednesday 16 February 2022, 6pm-9pm, English Park Register here

Course 2 – Wednesday 6 April 2022, 6:30pm-9:30pm, English Park Register here

Course 3 – Thursday 19 May 2022, 6:30pm-9:30pm, English Park  (TBC)

Course 4 – Thursday 1 July 2022, 6:30pm-9:30pm, English Park (TBC)

Course 5 – Thursday 29 July 2022, 6:30pm-9:30pm, English Park (TBC)

Cost: Free

Community Referee Course

This is a FREE ONLINE or CLASSROOM course taking a basic view of the Laws of the Game. This course is suitable for those who want to become Community Referees, or just want to gain a better knowledge of the Laws of the Game. Complete the online modules before the dates below to be (re)accredited as a Community Referee.

Online Courses

Course 1 – Online modules due Thursday 24 March 2022 Register here

Course 2 – Online modules due Thursday 19 May 2022 

Course 3 ​​​​​​​- Online modules due Thursday 21 July 2022

Course 4 ​​​​​​​- Online modules. No due date for the rest of 2022


Level One Futsal Referee Course

Mainland Football is getting in behind Futsal and our Futsal FIFA referee, Chris Sinclair is employed as the Futsal Development Manager (including referees), to promote and develop this growing part of the beautiful game. The Futsal Referee Courses are run in a few hours (also with some online content to complete). Futsal has its own refereeing pathway, including FIFA Futsal status, as Chris had shown.

The course has an online learning platform with the content to be finished before attending a 2-3 hour session.


​​​​​​​Cost: Free

Futsal Introductory Referee Course

This is a FREE ONLINE course. This course is suitable for those who want a better knowledge of the Laws of the Game, but don’t want to attend the Level one course at this stage. Complete the online modules before the dates below to be accredited as a Futsal Community Referee.

Course 1 – TBC

Course 2 – TBC

​​​​​​​Cost: Free