How I started refereeing

The start of the journey

When you start out as a referee, particularly if you are young, you are only just starting to develop your refereeing personality and if you are young, you barely know yourself.

I started refereeing when I was 17 years old, as a well meaning volunteer for junior games, with no intention at all of being a referee.

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Another year passes by and another opportunity to reflect.

2017 has been quite the up-and-down. There’s a lot to be proud of and a lot to be disappointed about. Ultimately I lean towards disappointment because I didn’t give football the full-attention it has afforded in past years. Nevertheless, it progressed more than I could have hoped for while I emotionally neglected it for the most part. At least that’s the way I felt.

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