All female referees panel to officiate in Manly


Many Warringah Football Association will witness an all-female refereeing team on Saturday in the Open Women’s Premier League clash between St Augustine’s and CC Strikers in the match of the round at Cromer Park.

Naomi Peterson, an experienced MWFRA referee will take charge of the 6pm Premier League match and Jasmin Hill will officiate the Premier League Reserves match at 4pm. Both will be supported by Assistant Referees Amelia Brennan and Zahra Chew.

Naomi, Jasmin, Amelia and Zahra all commenced their refereeing careers with the MWFRA as juniors and in the case of Naomi and Jasmin, have progressed through the ranks to Premier League/Premier League Reserves level.

Indeed, Naomi and Jasmin both refereed representative competitions and are currently on the State League panel.

The MWFRA is incredibly pleased with the number of female referees in the Association this year and it is clear that there will be more female referees following in Naomi and Jasmin’s footsteps in the future.