Football Federation Australia (FFA) has today released the names of the Match Officials that will control matches during the upcoming Hyundai A-League, Westfield W-League and Foxtel National Youth League competitions and nine local ACT officials are on the list.
Alyson Flynn, Owen Goldrick and Greg Taylor will be on the line in the Hyundai A-League whilst Luke Withell has been selected as a fourth official. In the Westfield W-League Delfina Dimoski, Flynn and Nia Southwell have been appointed as Assistant Referees and a trio of young talent, Alex Twomey, Jose Izurieta and Adam Powers will officiate in The Foxtel National Youth League.
“I’m very pleased with the team we have selected in both the Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League. It’s a mixture of experience and youth. I’d like to give special congratulations to the match officials who have been selected on the panel for the first time,” FFA Director of Referees Ben Wilson commented.
Members of the Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League panel met earlier this month at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra as they finalise preparations for the coming season with a range of theoretical lectures and practical refereeing sessions. In particular the implementation of the amendments to the Laws of the Game that have been introduced by the International Football Advisory Board (IFAB) and FIFA.
“The match officials have been performing well on Westfield FFA Cup and pre-season matches and are about to conclude their pre-season training program. I’m confident that we will continue our strong performances throughout the upcoming season,” Wilson said.
Hyundai A-League Assistant Referees
Hyundai A-League Fourth Official
Westfield W-League Assistant Referees
Foxtel National Youth League Panel