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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… [more]


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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… [more]

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“There’s a real camaraderie among the refereeing fraternity. You can certainly make some good friendships while getting the best seat in the house for a game you are passionate about.” Calvin Berg – Dunedin-based referee


In the Federations

Northern: Rhys Kimber
Central: Antony Riley 
Auckland: Jeremy Ferguson
Mainland: Lauren Watkins
Football South: Calvin Berg
– Northern: Allan Wilson


Next steps

If you are interested in becoming a referee please contact your local federation Referee Development officer (NZF Federation websites menu above). For more information on the referee pathway click here


Waldron’s journey on a different path

The story is tried and true: Young player watches World Cup. Young player is dazzled by the skills and talent on show. Young player dreams of reaching the same stage. The FIFA World Cup in 2002 in Japan and Korea…Read… [more]