During 2012, Football NSW in consultation with the broader refereeing community conducted a review of the structure and administration of Referees in NSW. A key outcome of the review was to increase the investment Football NSW made in full-time resourcing of the Referee Department.

With this in mind, Football NSW appointed both Kris and Richard in continuing in the development of Referees in NSW.

Football NSW CEO Eddie Moore was looking forward to the progression of referee development under these key appointments.

“Football NSW is really looking forward to working with all members of the refereeing community in NSW to incorporate the recommendations of the review.

“We are excited about the appointment of someone of Kris’ experience to join Richard in delivering the quality programs to all levels of referees from grassroots, through branches and the elite competitions and establishing a clear pathway for all aspiring referees to reach their potential at the highest level.”

Kris began his Refereeing career in the Granville district, before developing his skills officiating in the Football NSW Premier and Super Leagues from 2004. He has also tested himself on the National stage, refereeing in the Hyundai A-League since 2008 and has officiated in well over 20 matches as well as taking out the NSW Premier League Referee Award in 2010 and 2012.

Aside from Refereeing, Kris has worked as an Account Manager for various organisations for more than 10 years and brings with him a sound administrative background to ensure the outcomes of the Referees Review are delivered across the state.

Kris will join Football NSW from Monday February 18. 

Richard needs little introduction, with a distinguished domestic and international career as a Referee and Referee Assessor. 

Richard moves from part-time to full-time employment with Football NSW, and his wealth of experience will provide the ideal support for Kris. 

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Sandro Perticarini - Life Membership

Sandro Perticarini

At the adjourned Annual General Meeting held on Friday 6th March, 2015 well known and liked member Sandro Perticarini was honoured with Life Membership.

The members in attendance at the meeting heard of Sandro's tireless work since he joined the Branch in 1999. Rising through the ranks on-field to a Level 1 and NPL1 Referee and now off-field to a Level 1 Assessor on the National Youth League.  His tireless efforts as Webmaster, Assistant Treasurer, and now as a valid member of the Technical Sub Committee are all part of the dedicated work Sandro does for our members.  He has been an organiser of countless dinners and prizes; establishing and orgnising the Italian Exchange Program; and all round supporter and mentor to every member of our Branch.

A throughly well deserved addition to the life membership ranks.  Thanks for all your efforts Sandro and well done on your latest achievement and honour. 

Head of Italian Football Meets FNSW Representative

Italian Football President, Carlo Tavecchio and Sandro Perticarini

Newly elected Italian football (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio welcomed NSW State League Referee's technical member and FFA Assessor Sandro Perticarini.

Invited by Carlo Tavecchio in Rome's FIGC headquarters, Sandro discussed various football and referee matters.

The recent fourth edition of the Australian Italian Football Referee Exchange Program was discussed in depth of which Carlo has always been a supporter of such programs since its inception in 2004.

The meeting ended with both parties ensuring that the friendship between both countries and bodies were maintained and strengthened.

Petricarini took the opportunity to present Carlo with a gift in honour of his presidency from NSW State League Referees Branch led by President Robert Colombo.

NSW referees set for Italian experience

The second leg of the Australian-Italian referee exchange program has taken shape on Wednesday afternoon as the Australian delegation departed for Italy.

The NSW State League Referees, Benjamin Abraham, Lachlan Keevers and James Tesoriero will be refereeing Serie D games in the Umbria region over the ten day program between September 4th till September 14th.

Travelling along with the referees will be President Robert Colombo, Secretary Wayne Lenardon and Sandro Perticarini from the Technical Committee.

As in the past three exchange programs 2004, 2006 and 2009, the Australian referees will taste Italian football, will experience different cultures, see firsthand the rich history, share administration ideas and have an insight on new techniques to benefit overall the standard of refereeing in this state.

All past exchange programs have been very fruitful for NSW and Australia as it has unearthed very talented referees such as Strebre Delovski, Ryan Shepheard, Kris Griffiths-Jones, Stephen Lucas and Kurt Ams.

President Robert Colombo is hopeful that this edition will unearth more future officials in years to come.

Katie-Louise Patterson's 1st Grade Debut - IGA NPL NSW Mens 1

Katie-Louise Patterson

Katie-Louise Patterson became the first Football NSW female referee to officiate an IGA NPL NSW Mens 1 match as she took charge of the round 22 match between Sydney United 58 FC v Sutherland Sharks on Sunday 17th August, 2014 at Sydney United Sports Centre.

The 24-year-old commenced her refereeing career in the Illawarra before moving off to the St George Football Association then on to the NSW State League Football Referees Branch and has officiated in the NPL Womens 1 competition as well as the Westfield W-League amongst other leagues.

Football NSW Referees Manager Kris Griffith-Jones was happy that Patterson was getting her chance to shine in NSW’s top tier football competition for men.

“Katie’s performed really well in the IGA NPL NSW Mens 1 Grade 20s competition and finished up in the top five of the Westfield W-League referees which was a great achievement.

“Katie deserved her opportunity in the Mens 1 competition and I am sure she will benefit from this which will further assist and aid in her refereeing development.”


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