Referees

Q and A: Anna-Marie Keighley

Danny Hay and his New Zealand team will not be the only Kiwis representing their country at the FIFA U-17 World Cup this month. Referee Anna-Marie Keighley is also in India and will become part of history as female match

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Whistling around the world – Calvin Berg

When Calvin Berg first picked up a referee’s whistle at the age of 13, he could never have predicted just how far it could take him. Nine years later, that decision to get involved as a referee has taken him

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Q and A: VAR Nick Waldron

Referee Nick Waldron recently made history by becoming the first New Zealander to act as a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) at a major international tournament. The Auckland-based match official performed that role at the recent FIFA U-20 World Cup and

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Three NZF refs at FIFA U-20 WC

New Zealand Football will have three referees at the FIFA U-20 World Cup which kicks off in the Korea Republic tomorrow. Matt Conger (Referee), Simon Lount (Assistant referee), who both represented OFC and New Zealand Football at the Rio Olympics

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Revised laws in action for first time

A number of recently-introduced laws will come into force for the first time for clubs throughout the country when the new winter season kicks off in the next few weeks. The International Football Association Board (IFAB) announced more than 95

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Top referees recognised for efforts

The country’s best-performing match officials have had their efforts over the past year recognised by receiving accolades in the New Zealand Football Referee of the Year Awards. The annual awards serve to highlight the achievements of the finest Kiwi whistle-blowers,

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Q and A: Futsal referee Chris Sinclair

Referee Chris Sinclair has recently returned from Colombia, where he wrote himself into the history books by becoming just the second New Zealander to ever officiate at the FIFA Futsal World Cup. We sat down with Chris to hear all

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125th offers chance to reflect and look ahead

New Zealand Football will celebrate its 125th Anniversary this evening and Chief Executive Officer Andy Martin says the occasion will provide the perfect opportunity to reflect on some milestone achievements while also looking towards a bright future. “It’s a privilege

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NZF mourns loss of Brent Best

New Zealand Football has joined the football community in mourning the loss of former referee Brent Best, who passed away last week. Born in 1968, he took his first referee course in Oamaru at the age of just 15 and

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Referees primed for Premiership

The match officials tasked with taking charge of the country’s top domestic men’s competition will be ready to meet the challenge after being put through their paces in several Stirling Sports Premiership workshops. A series of regional events have been

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