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Referee Profile: Rob Stavrevski

Name: Rob Stavrevski Age: 50 Rob has been refereeing with Newcastle Football Association for four years and is also a Mobile Lending Manager for Newcastle Permanent, he and his two children referee on weekends and love it! What prompted you

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Referee Profile: Zachary Butchard

Name: Zachary Butchard Age: 14 What prompted you to become a football referee? I became a referee because I love football and refereeing allows me to use my love and knowledge of the game to help earn me money, make

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Referee Profile: Rebecca Davies

Full name: Rebecca Davies Age: 27 What prompted you to become a football referee? My love and passion for the game. I wanted to make a difference and I wanted to make the game as fair and as enjoyable as

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Referee Profile: Aaron Strickland

Name: Aaron Strickland Age: 34 What initially prompted you to become a football referee? As a player, I would get frustrated at what I saw as poor officiating. They were usually older and slower but obviously loved the game and

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Referee Profile: Luke Mackney

Name: Luke Mackney Age: 33 What initially prompted you to become a football referee? What initially prompted me to become a referee was because I was playing football and my best mate, who was in my team, started refereeing so

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Whistle blows for start of Newcastle Permanent Referee Recognition Week

Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) and Community Football Partner, Newcastle Permanent Building Society (NPBS), have extended the annual Referee Recognition Weekend to a week this year to celebrate the region’s Referees! The recognition of referees is integral to the Newcastle Permanent

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Young Northern Referee Shines On National Stage

Northern NSW Football State League referee, Stephen Laurie, 25, has achieved one of his objectives as a match official by refereeing the 2016/17 Foxtel National Youth League Grand Final between Sydney FC and Melbourne City FC at Central Coast Stadium

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Whistle Blows for 2017 Premier Youth Competition Referees

Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) is holding an Information Night for young members from Newcastle, Hunter Valley, and Macquarie Referees Associations, to outline its plans for their advancement for match officials in 2017. The Information Night will discuss: How greater opportunities

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Referee Profile: Andrew Digby

Refereeing for over 20 years, this will be Andrew’s last year officiating in the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues competition. Andrew is 37 years of age and has been involved in football since he was a junior playing for Inverell

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Referee Recognition Weekend & Silent Saturday

Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) would like to thank all the clubs across the seven Northern NSW member zones who participated in the Referee Recognition Weekend and Silent Saturday on the 24th-26th June 2016. Referees recognition weekend is an initiative conducted

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