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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… [more]


VIDEO – Jeremy Ferguson Profile


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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Audio – Nick Waldron



“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: David Lawrie
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]