Tago Referees Page



The Original Whistle Blowers...


A bit like the 'Masons' seniority relates to your Number...
Frinstance, Ron Paterson our Patron
had number 469, and I met Blair Connor today in the Supermarket
he has badge number 464, and his linesmen were Noah and J. Iscariot.

Blair Conner 464 (1966)
Norman Cotton 540 (1970)
Mike Kelly 733 (1980)
Bob McSkimming 770 (1982)
Noel Burgess 825 (1984)
Ivan Walters 826 (1984)
John Evans 895 (1986)
Maurice Howell 923 (1987)
Peter Miller 974 ( 1988 )
Mark Ratten 984 (1989)
Philip Lyall 1009 (1990)
Barry van Gorp 1010 (1990)
John Barratt 1022 (1990)

SO,
scroll down to see how things were yesteryear in that
Cavefull of red and yellow ( and green cards ...)


Footballsouth Referees

2013 RDO Jeff Clamp

 


Wilson James,


Referee Education and Development


New young refs at Training session

The South Island 14th Grade Boys tournament has been an excellent development and recruitment activity to provide opportunities for aspiring new referees, both male and female.

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The annual fixture in the Football calendar is keenly anticipated and 11 Representative football teams from around the South Island have entered. Click here for the Tournament web page.

Football South Referee Development Officer Wilson James has organised 20 referees to cover the matches over the 3 days of competition – with an aim of having the vast majority of matches covered by 3 point control. 


Young match officials in action...

James has a focus on youth with well over half the refs being under 20 years old. James stated  “ The young refs are quick learners – all have played football, plus watched professional football and International matches on TV, let alone spending  hours on FIFA computer games.

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They have built up a good knowledge of the game and the associated Laws. They start by being assistant referees and get paired with our experienced refs who control the match and offer constructive feedback at half time and full time on their performance.

A match fee to help cover their expenses also sweetens the deal, so the young refs can download their Fantasy Football results onto their phone while trash talking  their mates. There has also been valuable support from the fledging Balclutha refereeing group whose members will ref in Dunedin this week and at the seven a side at Alexandra this weekend.”   

The Referees stock in Dunedin are mostly closer to the end of the reffing days rather  than the start of their career and there are huge opportunities for those wanting to pursue refereeing, locally, nationally and internationally. The current crop of  Dunedin’s top young refs include Calvin Berg and Jack Cowie who will referee in New Zealand’s top domestic league, the ASB Premiership. Another young and talented ref is Mark Currie who will be appointed to National Youth League matches this season.   

James was enthusiastic  about the Referee Academy style initiative. “ Football South and the Otago Football Referees Association have been supportive of the activity and we hope to reap what we sow with new members coming on board for the 2015 season. “   

The Futsal team at Football South have been working hard to develop the game and the leagues at the Edgar Centre have become so popular even getting a car park around the venue proves difficult at times. They have over sixty local refs on their books with the vast majority under 18 years old. As part of the development of the programme the young refs have been assessed and coaching points communicated to them. The game is so quick most players don’t have the time to dispute referee decisions as they risk being distracted from their task and the opposition can easily take advantage.  

Females in Football

Around 15 to 20% of the playing membership of Football South is female. New Zealand Football see’s the Women’s side of the game as the growth area and where increases in playing numbers and International success can be more readily obtained. The Football Ferns are currently ranked 16th in the FIFA World rankings.

 

Wilson James

Club based Referees Courses are ongoing...

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Senior Refs discuss the finer points...., plus Dusty checks fitness.... and Flags are waved...

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Referee Induction Courses....
those interested can obtain information
by contacting myself by email here
or phoning me at 027 209 7228 , Wilson
' start a new career today...'

 

Congratulations - 2014 Referee Awards Winners

Referee of the Year Award – Allan Martin

Assistant Referee of the Year 2014
Edward Cook

Most promising Referee of the Year
Craig Campbell.

Premier League Referee of the Year Richard Roberts
voted by participating clubs...

News Nov. 2013
Newest inductees into the New Zealand Football
"metal badge" club.

Hamish Philip (badge number 2229)
Edward Cook (badge number 2228)

 John Doody No. 2253
and Peter McAnelly, 2254 

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This is a great achievement and it brings to 23 the number of registered referees within Footballsouth who have a New Zealand badge. The honour of holding the earliest badge in Footballsouth goes to Ron Paterson with badge number 489 issued in 1967, followed by Norman Wiseman - badge number 617 issued in 1974 - and Norman celebrated 50 years of refereeing this year.

There are 23 New Zealand metal badge holders registered in Footballsouth, with all bar 8 of them being in the 2000+ number range.
senior brigade members are:

Terry McNamara 1118
Shane Luzak 1145
Allan Martin 1151
Brent Best 1153
Dave Langley 1212
Jeff Clamp 1238

In the years before the 1990s there was a lengthy pathway to attaining a New Zealand badge which involved several years of apprenticeship through the Divisions, but fast tracking means the number of badges issued is greater now (for the first 70 years from 1921 there were only some 1010 badges issued, and for the next 20 years there have been over 1200 badges issued).

For the record there are many former referees out there who are still around and are the proud holders of New Zealand badges gained in Otago

Blair Conner 464 (1966)
Norman Cotton 540 (1970)
Mike Kelly 733 (1980)
Bob McSkimming 770 (1982)
Noel Burgess 825 (1984)
Ivan Walters 826 (1984)
John Evans 895 (1986)
Maurice Howell 923 (1987)
Peter Miller 974 ( 1988 )
Mark Ratten 984 (1989)
Philip Lyall 1009 (1990)
Barry van Gorp 1010 (1990)
John Barratt 1022 (1990)

Referee Development Academies Congratulations to Edward Cook, Dean Seager and Stephen Markham on representing Footballsouth at the Referee Development Academies in Napier in conjunction with the NZ Secondary School Boys Premier tournament.

These academies focus on development of decision-making, management and communication, preparation, including physical preparation, and give officials a chance to be seen outside of Footballsouth and to meet other referees.

National Leagues Kicks off soon, with the first of the ASB Premiership home games for SouthernUnited being at home on 10th November Come along and support our guys.

Referees Training courses - Take about three hours and
This is a basic course in the Laws of the Game aimed at anyone - parents, players, those wanting to know the Laws, and people who want to become referees.
Everyone is welcome just let me know by e-mail or phone. Details, above.

Below are some of our finest Officials, but by no means the full complement...

Dave Langley
Mole
     
Dropped it Hamish ..
 
 
 
Twins