PLEASE make sure that at all times you have your uniform available, just in case you are called upon to Referee, even if you were not expecting to do so.

Referee attire:

  • Men:
    • Winter – Dark blue blazer with appropriate IPF badge on left breast, grey trousers with a white shirt and appropriate tie.
    • Summer – White shirt and grey trousers. Ties optional.
  • Women:
    • Winter – Dark blue blazer with appropriate IPF badge on the left breast. Grey skirt or trousers and a white blouse or skirt. The wearing of the appropriate tie is optional.
    • Summer – Grey skirt or trousers and a white blouse or skirt.
  • Shoes known as “trainers” are not appropriate. Black dress/day wear shoes should be worn.
  • Technical Rule Book
  • Platform cards (Red 1 – Blue 2 – Yellow 3) – red & white small cards (in case lights fail) or red & white flags/cards/paddles.
  • Loading charts
  • Pen (to sign score sheets after the division is finished – Records sheets)
    List of official equipment (Displayed – stops arguments from lifters)
  • Tape measure (preferably steel – cloth stretches)
  • Blue tack – sticky tape – writing paper (lot numbers to be displayed)
  • White out (mistakes on equipment/score sheets)
  • White ANNOUNCER CARDS (to be filled out at weight-in)
  • If need be attempt cards (3 x squat – 3 x bench press – 5 x dead lift)
  • Your referee card to be signed off for verification of number of meets you adjudicated.

This is a personal listing, which will come in handy whenever you are called upon to referee at any meet. Just in case the Meet Director is not a referee and is unfamiliar with the proceedings and what is needed.

Fitness Australia
ASADA
Sport Australia
City Strength
SBD
Oceania Powerlifting
Samtek
World Powerlifting
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