The Queensland Touch Football (QTF) referee technical arm is responsible for the education, training and development of touch football referees in Queensland. The team oversees a set of policies and guidelines that supports the progression of referees and ensures the technical arm remains relevant and aligned with QTF’s vision and delivery of Referee Services.
The following outlines the roles of the QTF Referees Management Team and State Referee Panel.
The Director of Referees provides leadership, direction and oversees all programs and will be the driver and motivator of all aspects of the arm.
|Director of Referees||Dave Field|
The Referees Manager/Support is responsible for the coordination of all logistical and administrative requirements for referees at state events, in accordance with the requirements of QTF.
|Referee Manager||Kate Spranklin|
|Referee Manager Support||Stacey Murdoch|
Coaching & Assessment
Primarily responsible for the implementation, evaluation and revision of referee coaching and assessment throughout Queensland including the development of the State Referee Panel.
|Coaching & Assessment||Joe Lo Grande|
|Coaching & Assessment Support||Brendan Jones||Robert Cooper|
To develop and manage the Referee Sports Performance program in Queensland while ensuring professional and constructive assessment of referees.
|Sports Performance||Dave Field|
|Sports Performance Support||Brendon Lester||Luke McKenzie|
Primarily responsible for junior development via tournament reports, development plans, and junior strategies and liaising with Regional Directors of Referees to seek feedback on junior referees that have potential for selection onto the JETS program.
|Junior Development||Ivan Giammarco|
|Junior Development Support||Lee Rossow|
|JETS Coordinator||Campbell Muir|
|JETS Coordinator Support||Bec Cooper|
Primarily responsible for Referee upgrades, and includes liaising with Affiliates and Regional Directors of Referees to seek feedback for potential referees that they feel have the ability to achieve an accreditation upgrade (Level 3, 4, 5, 6) meeting the minimum requirements (time/courses).
|Upgrades Support||Damien Miller||Matthew Prendergast|
The State Referee Panel will work with the QTF Referees Coaching Panel at selected tournaments with the view to upgrading referee coaching ability and levels and undertake coaching of Referees.
All panel members are referee coaches and have the capability of presenting Badge Level Courses, Facilitator and Referee Coach Courses.
David Coe, Tanya Findlay, Brendan Jones, Brendan Lester, Rob Cooper, Luke McKenzie, Matt Lavery, Matt Prendergast, Damien Miller, Lee Rossow, Bec Cooper, Scott Marsh, Renee Marsh, Lawren Sullivan, Peter Young, Alex Wong, and Campbell Muir.
State Level Upgrade Events
The following events have been sanctioned by the QTF Referees Management Team for TFA Level 3 and TFA Level 4 Referee Badge Assessment.
|QLD State Cup||Level 3 / Level 4|
|Junior State Championship / NYC||Level 3|
|Junior State Cup||Level 3|
|NQ Championships||Level 3 / Level 4 *|
|Metro Cup||Level 3|
|Palm Beach Super Series||Level 3 *|
|QSST Open Championships (19 years)||Level 3|
|Bundaberg Cup||Level 3*|
* These events require annual assessment for consideration for TFA Badge Assessment.