Football Queensland (FQ) has today confirmed the inaugural 33-person panel selected to join the newly-established Referee Academy.
The young match officials from around the state will receive individualised training and guidance as they work with experienced coaches across a two-year mentorship, focusing on technical, professional and physical development.
“On behalf of Football Queensland I’d like to congratulate the 33 referees selected for the new Football Queensland Referee Academy,” FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said.
“Since the release of the Strategic Plan we’ve been working hard to improve development opportunities for match officials across Queensland, and we’re proud of the investments and progress FQ have made in that time with the introduction of a range of new referee initiatives.
“It is fantastic to see referees from eight of our zones selected for the inaugural Referee Academy panel, and we’re hopeful that the Academy will provide a pathway for young aspiring match officials from around the state in the years to come.”
“The 33 Queenslanders selected to join the Referee Academy in 2020 are all aged between 16 and 22 and have already displayed great potential as match officials,” FQ State Referee Manager Jacqui Hurford said.
“I’m looking forward to seeing them refine their skills under the guidance of the experienced Referee Academy coaches, and I wish them all the best as they join our new Referee Academy.”
2020 Referee Academy Panel
|Jasmine Bremner||Football Brisbane|
|Taylor Barsby||Football Brisbane|
|Jack Powers||Football Brisbane|
|Oliver Lusa||Football Brisbane|
|Fynnley Leonards||Football Brisbane|
|Rowan Nicholls||Football Central Queensland|
|Lily Storch||Football Central Queensland|
|Bailey Love||Football Central Queensland|
|Thomas Perna||Football Central Queensland|
|Alex Johnson||Football Gold Coast|
|Mitchell Booth||Football Gold Coast|
|Anthony Barnaba||Football Gold Coast|
|Blake Vuksan||Football Queensland|
|Ethan Purdon||Football Queensland|
|Ryan Clarke||Football Queensland|
|Declan Woods||Football Queensland|
|Kirralee Bronkhurst||Football South West|
|Joel Essex||Football South West|
|Lachlan Montgomery||Football South West|
|Riley Arnold||Football Wide Bay|
|Abby Irvine||Football Wide Bay|
|Joshua Dogao||Mackay Regional Football Zone|
|Harlee Carey||Mackay Regional Football Zone|
|Raoul Mackenzie||Mackay Regional Football Zone|
|Safat Page Malau-Aduli||North Queensland Football|
|Senfat Paula Malau-Aduli||North Queensland Football|
|Mark Siandri||North Queensland Football|
|Jethro Owens||North Queensland Football (FNQ)|
|William Obern||North Queensland Football (FNQ)|
|Louise Merritt||Sunshine Coast Football|
|Luca Ferroussat||Sunshine Coast Football|
|Henrik Flynn||Sunshine Coast Football|
|Charlee Lawson||Sunshine Coast Football|