Congratulations to Phil Andrews from Pukekohe AFC who took home the title of 2022 McDonalds Community Football Referee of the Year.


A legend at Pukekohe AFC, Phil Andrews was nominated 13 times for the McDonalds Community Football Referee of the Year award. He was nominated for his passion for the game and willingness to always help out.

He is always the first person to put his hand up when a referee is needed, and he does this for home and away matches, often travelling all over Auckland with Pukekohe AFC to make sure their matches are refereed.

Without fail, rain or shine, Phil is at Pukekohe AFC refereeing games and has done so for the past 30 years. Also supporting from the sideline when not needed as a referee, Phil’s love for the game and positivity is what makes him stand out.

One nomination perfectly summarises Phil’s involvement:

"Phil is the true hero of Pukekohe AFC, and the club would struggle to run its games without him.”