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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NSW Referees Ready for Dallas Cup

There will be a strong contingent of referees and assessors representing NSW at this year’s prestigious Dallas Cup international youth tournament to be held on Saturday 13th of April.

Adam Susz from the Eastern Suburbs branch, Sam Grasso from the Canterbury District Soccer Referees Branch, Kelly Jones from the Gladesville Hornsby Football Referee Association and Lee Corey will be joined by assessors Bob Kofler from the Blacktown City Soccer Referees Branch and Football NSW’s Referees Appointments Officer John Bowdler on what will be an experience of a life time for all involved.

Adam, Sam, Kelly and Lee are now with the NSW State League Referees Association, will all use this tournament as a great chance to further develop their skills on the world stage in front of a pretty impressive audience.

Kelly Jones, who is also Football NSW’s Education Administrator, is eagerly anticipating her first ever Dallas Cup experience.  "It’s pretty exciting as the Dallas Cup is such a huge tournament so I am really looking forward to it."  "I’m especially looking forward to refereeing countries that don’t speak English as that is something I have not experienced here in Australia."  "This tournament will also be an ideal chance for me to further develop my refereeing skills.”

Dallas Referees 2014

Vale Marc Nemorin

It is with much sadness and regret that we have to pass on the news that well known member Marc Nemorin passed away at 10.30 am on Wednesday 29th January, 2014 after a battle with Leukemia (CMML).  The last two months have been a tough road for him and his family with more intensive treatment required.  Marc refereed with our branch for many years, joining in the late 1980's and refereeing well into his 60's.  In fact he was 68 on 23rd January, 2014.  Only last year did he take a break from officiating. 

Those of you who have had the pleasure of refereeing with Marc will always remember his wide smile, his happy face, vibrant personality and his genuine joy at refereeing again with you.  Everyone will know his trade mark "How are you my man?" every time he greeted you.  He was always interested it what was happening in your life and it is very sad that we won't see his smiling face anymore.  However, we are sure that he is organising referee's for games in heaven and will be joking and laughing with everyone as always.  Football and refereeing has lost another true gentleman.  Our thoughts are with Marc's family.  Farewell old friend and rest in peace.

Marc Nemorin



Thursday 30th January, 2014 – NSWSLFR Assessors Seminar at the Greyhound Club, 140 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, NSW  starting at 7.00 pm

Sunday 9th February, 2014 – NSWSLFR Annual Seminar at Club Marconi 121-133 Prairie Vale Road, Bossley Park, NSW from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. 


Well known NSWSLFR member Con Diomis was, at the 2013 AGM on Friday 13th December, awarded Life Membership of our Branch in recognition of his outstanding contribution over an extended period of time.

Con has been a member of the NSW State League Referees for around 30 years and has worked his way up to the very top by obtaining his FIFA badge.  He is an inspiration to up an coming referees and is always willing to assist their development.  He is a good organiser and has put in many hours with our branch helping to organise functions such as our awards nights, seminars, education nights and meetings.  Con is liked by players, club officials and his colleagues.  He still has a locker at Marconi named after him which no other referee uses.  That is the level of esteem which Con is held in.

Congratulations Con on your well deserved Life Membership of the NSWSLFR!

Con Diomas
NSWSLFR Award Night - 2013

Congratulations to all the members who were nominated for awards this year and the winners were announced at the 2013 Awards Night Dinner held at the Marconi Club on Saturday 19th October, 2013. A fun time was had by all who attended at a well organised event having a good band, good singing duo and well known B – League Stars Sam Mac and Jules as the master of ceremonies ably backed by our own Sandro Perticarini.

Photographs of the event can be viewed under the drop down menu "Photo Gallery" and the ckicking on the sub menu "Awards Night - 2013" or click here.

 2013 Awards Night

Murray Wilson Honoured at Gala Dinner

The 2013 inaugural State Leagues Gala Dinner took centre stage at ANZ Stadium’s Millennium room on Friday 11th of October as players, coaches, officials as well as a number of high profile guests attended what was a fantastic evening acknowledging the achievements from the Womens State League, State League Mens One and State League Mens Two seasons.

Football NSW Referees Manager Kris Griffiths-Jones awarded Murray Wilson with the Referee of the Year award for his achievements this season.

Murray Wilson

NSW State League Football Referees Honoured

Two of our members were honoured at the inaugral NSW Premier League Gala Dinner with Katie-Louise Patterson being awarded the Women’s Premier League Referee of the Year award while Kurt Ams taking out the IGA NPL NSW Mens 1 Referee of the Year, both awards were presented by Kris Griffiths-Jones.

 Katie and Kurt


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