In the final edition of Behind the Whistle for the season, Football Queensland spoke to FIFA Assistant Referee Misuk Park who just last month was awarded the Jacqueline Leleu Medal for Assistant Referee of the Year at the 2021 Football in Queensland Awards Night. An experienced match official in the A-League Women competition, many would be forgiven for assuming Park’s background in the game traced back to her childhood. Growing […]
Mackay Northern Beaches State High School is one of several schools across the state taking advantage of Football Queensland’s free Schools Referee Program.
Football Queensland’s September edition of Behind the Whistle features Sunshine Coast match official Connor Evans, who discusses his journey as a referee and how officiating at tournaments has shaped his confidence both on and off the pitch. The 18-year-old first began officiating at 13-years-old to earn some pocket money while gaining a better understanding of […]
In the August edition of Behind the Whistle, Football Queensland caught up with Andrew Higginson to discuss his ongoing efforts in supporting young referees in his roles as an assessor and mentor. After more than a decade of experience in refereeing, Higginson embraced the opportunity to pass on his skills to young match officials by […]
In a special edition of Behind the Whistle, Football Queensland caught up with three sets of twins who are making a name for themselves on the pitch as budding referees. From Gold Coast’s Maudsland to the city of Brisbane and regional Townsville, these dual forces give a unique insight into what it’s like to share […]
In the June edition of Behind the Whistle, Football Queensland caught up with Holly Goodchild to discuss her ongoing efforts to support young referees in her role as Junior Referee Coordinator in Cairns.
More than 40 Queensland referees received valuable experience and education at the QSS Football Championships held in Toowoomba and Hervey Bay in May.
Queensland has a long and proud history of producing some of Australia’s best match officials, with a host of referees from the state currently officiating at the top level both domestically and internationally.
Football Queensland’s May edition of Behind the Whistle shines a spotlight on Brisbane match official Jack Powers, who discusses his love of football and his drive to support younger referees.
In the first edition of Behind the Whistle, Football Queensland (FQ) caught up with South West Queensland referee Kirralee Bronkhurst to get an insight into her experiences as a young match official and her return to the game after open heart surgery in November 2020.
Building on the success of the referee initiatives launched across the state last year, Football Queensland (FQ) will implement a host of new referee support measures for the 2021 season.
Football Queensland (FQ) will host Australia’s first-ever Walking Football referee course later this month at Meakin Park in a major boost for one of the newest forms of the game.