More than 50 of the NSWFRA's top referees and referees coaches descended on Valentine Sports Park in Glenwood on Saturday, 15 September for pre-season fitness testing and a technical workshop ahead of the 2018/19 futsal season.

The cohort of top referees included members of the Association's inaugural Development Program having completed their fitness tests and additional workshop activities the week prior.

Referees were issued with their new equipment for the upcoming competition, run through the full futsal referee fitness test protocol as required by FIFA and AFC and participated in a full day workshop looking at aspects of the laws of the game, their roles as match officials and specific competition information for the 2018/19 futsal season.

NSWFRA Director of Coaching Scott Kidson said he was pleased with the professionalism displayed by all of the attendees including the Association's significantly expanded coaching team for the 2018/19 season.

"We've had an excellent build-up of preparation ahead of the new season and today's workshop is the culmination of months of work from the team here at NSWFRA," Kidson said.

"A particular highlight for me was a large number of new youth referees we had attend who have been recruited from the equivalent level of football and I am looking forward to seeing their transformation into futsal referees over the spring and summer.

"I'm pleased with the efforts and professionalism shown by our referees and coaches today which bodes well for a successful Premier Futsal League season."

The Football NSW Futsal Premier Leagues commence on Saturday 29 September 2018.