The Annual Capital Football Referee Awards were recently announced at the annual referee function and for the first time Futsal awards were also presented
Ben Williams and Brett Woodford both retired from active refereeing this year and were both recognised for the efforts over a long time. Ben has finished refereeing at the highest level internationally and has returned to his teaching job and will now spend time with his family.
Congratulations to all the recipients of awards. In particular we would like to acknowledge Danny Parker (inaugural winner of the Futsal Referee of the year) and Andrew Higginson (Nick Szego)as both these awards were voted on by their peers.
Danny has been one of the top Futsal referees recently and has alwaysbeen available to assist other referees and had a great demeanour with the players.
Danny has also recently retired from officiating at Futsal.
Andrew has also been busy this year. He has been actively involved in nurturing the junior referees at Belsouth as well taking on the Kanga Cup Referee Coach Coordinator role. Chris Blain (Oner Management recipient) for his contribution in coaching referees and leading the Referee Technical Committee over the past four years.
A full list of the recipients below:
|Oner Management Award:||Chris Blain|
|Encouragement Award:||Matt Schofield|
|Nick Szego Award:||Andrew Higginson|
|Ian Hotchkiss Encouragement Award:||Lawrence Atkin|
|Gordon Carmichael Encouragement Award:||Daniel Claremont|
|Junior Molnar Award:||Thomas Gellatly|
|Senior Molnar Award:||Nathan Shakespear|
|Academy Referee of the Year:||Harrison Shield|
|Cadet of the Year||Laura Pease|
|Women’s Fed Cup Final Referee:||Georgia Ghirardello|
|Women’s Premier League Final Referee:||Georgia Ghirardello|
|Men’s Fed Cup Final Referee:||Owen Goldrick|
|Men’s Premier League Final Referee:||Luke Withell|
|Futsal Referee’s Referee of the Year:||Danny Parker|
|Futsal Academy Referee of the Year:||Hamish Driver Rae|
|Futsal Men’s Premier League Grand Final:||James Nikolaidis, Georgia Ghirardello, Hamish Driver Rae|
|Futsal Women’s Premier League Grand Final:||Danny Parker, Alasdair Grocock, Duncan McLaren|
|North Canberra Futsal Junior Referee:||Oscar Enright|
|South Canberra Futsal Junior Referee:||Tom Stewart|