Referees

Referees fine-tune skills for national leagues

The country’s top domestic competitions are set to kick off in just under a month and the match officials involved will be more than ready to control those games after many took part in a timely FIFA Referee Course. Held

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Young referees on path to success

A promising batch of young referees have taken the first steps on a path that could one day lead to controlling games at major international tournaments after taking part in the latest National Referee Talent Development Academy course in Papamoa

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Kiwi referees break new ground

Two New Zealand women referees Anna-Marie Keighley and Sarah Jones have earned the chance to take their officiating to the next level. Jones has been named as one of the assistant referees for the upcoming 2016 – 17 Hyundai A

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Vacancy: World Masters Games Referee Manager

New Zealand Football are currently looking for a Referee Manager to join the Football Tournament team for the World Masters Games delivery. The key responsibility of this role is to design, manage and deliver the football tournament referee scheduling and

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Referees take centre stage in Rio

While coach Tony Readings, captain Abby Erceg and the New Zealand women’s team have so far claimed the footballing headlines in the Rio Olympic Games, there is another group of Kiwis doing the country proud at Rio 2016. Referees Matt

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Q and A with Matt Conger

On the eve of his departure for the Rio Olympics, we sat down with referee Matt Conger, who is one of four Kiwi match officials taking part in the Games. Conger and Anna-Marie Keighley will represent the Oceania Football Confederation

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NZF referees ready for Rio Olympics

Four New Zealand Football referees depart tomorrow for the Rio Olympics to officiate at the biggest sporting event in the world. Matthew Conger and Anna-Marie Keighley will represent the Oceania Football Confederation as referees while Simon Lount and Sarah Jones

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Pelosi named NZF life member

Refeering stalwart Rod Pelosi has had his services to the game recognised by being named as a life member of New Zealand Football. The 74-year-old has been heavily involved in refereeing for nearly 25 years and served as Chairman of

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Four NZ refs confirmed for Rio

New Zealand Football is pleased to announce that it will have four referees officiating at the upcoming Rio Olympics in August. The four Kiwis from the Oceania Football Confederation include Matthew Conger (Referee) and Simon Lount (Assistant Referee) in the

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NZF Referees week: Mike Hester

Mike Hester is well qualified to comment on the pathway that New Zealand Football offers in refereeing. The former footballer, who began refereeing at the age of 29 in 2001 following a playing career with Waiuku, finished a successful career

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