Football Queensland’s 2024 State Referee Conference will be held Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21.
The conference will be available in a hybrid format as it was in 2023, with attendees able to join the in-person event at St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace or access the sessions from regional hubs in an online platform.
The State Referee Conference is an annual get-together before the upcoming season as Queensland-based referees learn from special guest speakers, get to know their peers and build relationships with fellow match officials.
The two-day format of the conference will first be open to all referees on day one, before more in-depth practical sessions on the second day exploring specific referee concepts for NPL Queensland, FQPL and FQ Referee Academy match officials.
At the time of confirmed conference dates, Football Queensland CEO Robert Cavallucci expressed why the State Referee Conference is an essential part of the football calendar.
“The annual State Referee Conference provides an important opportunity for Queensland referees to come together ahead of the new season to learn from special guest speakers, get to know their peers and build relationships with fellow match officials,” Cavallucci said in a statement.
“After the success of the hybrid event format in 2023, we’re excited to again deliver the 2024 State Referee Conference both in person and online, accommodating match officials at every level of the game from every region.
“Metro based referees are encouraged to register early to attend the in-person event at St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace with only 250 spaces available, while FQ will also host in-person events in regional parts of the state for referees located across Queensland.”