There will be a strong force of NSW referees, assistant referees, fourth officials and video assistant referees with the commencement of the Hyundai A-League, W-League and Y-League seasons kicking off for the 2017-2018 further cementing the state’s continual development of match officials.
The Hyundai A-League will showcase three referees from NSW with the NPL NSW Men’s Referee of the Year Kurt Ams headlining a panel alongside the experienced Kris Griffith-Jones and Stephen Lucas.
Veteran whistleblower Strebre Delovski will play a hand as a video assistant referee while Adrian Arndt and Ben Abraham will both have fourth official duties this season.
Scot Edeling, Andrej Giev, Lance Greeenshields, Matthew McOrist, Kearney Robinson and James Tesoriero will also feature as assistant referees.
The Westfield W-League will see the Women’s NPL Referee of the Year Kelly Jones officiate along with Katie Patterson while Avrol Beecham, Anastasia Filocouridis, Sarah Ho and Maggie Price will all feature as assistant referees.
While finally in the Foxtel Y-League, rising match officials Adrian Brett, Hassan Jomaa, Hugh Carwardine, Jack Casey, Jarryd McFarlane, Michael Bailey and Nathan McOrist will all have their first taste of officiating at an elite level with the hope of one day taking charge of a fully-fledged Hyundai A-League match.
Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Match Official Panel
Hyundai A-League Referees
Kurt Ams (NSW), Jonathan Barreiro (VIC), Chris Beath (QLD)*, Matthew Conger (NZ), Daniel Elder (SA), Shaun Evans (VIC)*, Adam Fielding (WA), Jarred Gillett (QLD)*, Peter Green (QLD), Kris Griffith-Jones (NSW), Adam Kersey (QLD), Alex King (QLD), Stephen Lucas (NSW)
* Full-Time referees
Video Assistant Referees
Mathew Cheeseman (WA), Strebre Delovski (NSW), Eddie Lennie (WA), Nick Waldron (NZ), Craig Zetter (SA)
Hyundai A-League 4th Officials
Adrian Arndt (NSW), Ben Abraham (NSW), Lachlan Keevers (VIC), Jack Morgan (VIC)
Hyundai A-League Assistant Referees
Ashley Beecham (QLD), Luke Brennan (VIC), Wilson Brown (VIC), Paul Cetrangolo (SA), James Cleal (NNSW), Matthew Cream (SA), Scott Edeling (NSW), Ryan Gallagher (NNSW), Andrej Giev (NSW), Owen Goldrick (ACT), Lance Greenshields (NSW), Daniel Ilievski (VIC), Sarah Jones (NZ), George Lakrindis (VIC), Andrew Lindsay (QLD), Glen Lochrie (NZ), Simon Lount (NZ), Nathan MacDonald (QLD), Josh Mannella (WA), Matthew McOrist (NSW), Kearney Robinson (NSW), Mark Rule (NZ), Arvin Shanmuganathan (WA), Anton Shchetinin (QLD), Matthew Southern (WA), Greg Taylor (ACT), James Tesoriero (NSW), David Walsh (QLD)
Westfield W-League 2017/18 Match Official Panel
Westfield W-League Referees
Rebecca Durcau (QLD), Kate Jacewicz (VIC), Kelly Jones (NSW), Maddison Kennedy (SA), Rachel Mitchenson (QLD), Katie Patterson (NSW), Casey Reibelt (QLD), Lara Smith (QLD)
Westfield W-League 4th Official
Isabella Blaess (SA), Rebecca Davies (NNSW)
Westfield W-League Assistant Referees
Danielle Anderson (VIC), Avrol Beecham (NSW), Isabella Blaess (SA), Joanna Charaktis (VIC), Renae Coghill (QLD), Delfina Dimoski (ACT), Anastasia Filocouridis (NSW), Georgia Ghirardello (ACT), Lauren Hargrave (TAS), Eleanor Hayes (NNSW), Sarah Ho (NSW), Laura Moya (VIC), Paula Orlandi (SA), Maggie Price (NSW), Danielle Potticary (QLD), Nia Southwell (ACT)
Foxtel Y-League 2017/18 Match Official Panel
Alex Twomey (ACT), Hamish Rae (ACT), Harry Shield (ACT), Nathan Shakespear (ACT), Joel Ralston (NNSW), Mitchell Lyons (NNSW), Robert Taylor (NNSW), Adrian Brett (NSW), Hassan Jomaa (NSW), Hugh Carwardine (NSW), Jack Casey (NSW), Jarryd McFarlane (NSW), Michael Bailey (NSW), Nathan McOrist (NSW), Albert Krause (QLD), Brad Burton (QLD), Jay Hudson (QLD), Ryan Mooney (QLD), Drew Faulkner (SA), Jack Robinson (SA), Nick Elagin (SA), Samuel Kuys (SA), Andrew Meimarakis (VIC), Brandon Smith (VIC), Luke Camilleri (VIC), Janelle Sammutt (VIC), Rhys Shelmerdine (VIC), Jake Keating (VIC), Adrien Liechti (WA), Daniel Cole (WA), Shane Skinner (WA), Simon Hicks (WA)