For the first time since the inception of the W-League, National Youth League and A-League, a record of twelve local match officials have been selected to officiate across all competitions this weekend.
On Saturday, 9 local match officials will be involved in both the W-League and A-League match at GIO Stadium both on and off the pitch. Allyson Flynn, Nia Southwell and Delfina Dimoski will feature on the pitch as Assistant Referee 1, Assistant Referee 2 and Fourth Official respectively.
Following the W-league, Owen Goldrick, Greg Taylor and Luke Withell will fill the same roles in the A-League match between the Central Coast Mariners and Wellington Phoneix.
Meanwhile off the pitch, ex-NSL referees Gavin Martin and Chris Blain will oversee both the W-League and A-League matches respectively in their role as FFA Referee Assessors. And to complete Saturday’s impressive line-up of local match officials representing Capital Football, Chris Conti has been appointed Match Commissioner for both games.
On Sunday, the National Youth League kicks off Round 1 in Canberra with the Central Coast Mariners taking on the FFA Centre of Excellence at AIS Grass 2, kick off at 10:30. Local officials Adam Powers, Alex Twomey, Jose Izurieta and Greg Taylor continue the strong representation of Canberra officials on the national stage.
Our third and final ex-NSL referee who is also a FFA Referee Assessor, Clive McKillop completes a successful weekend for Canberra’s match officials, who is overseeing the A-League clash between Sydney FC and Perth Glory at Allianz Stadium on Sunday evening.
Congratulations to all of our Capital Football Referees on their appointments to all FFA national competitions this weekend.