Referee News - October Wrap

Antonio Fedele named Bendigo Bank Community Referee of the Month for September 

Congratulations to Antonio Fedele for winning the Bendigo Bank Community Referee of the Month award for September. Antonio, or Tony as he’s known throughout the football community, has been officiating for over 20 years at various levels of the game. 

Tony has and continues to serve the game by mentoring and coaching young referees, making him a great role model. His positive attitude, respect, fairness and availability are all admirable qualities that make him an esteemed leader for the referee community.

Find all the winners here:


Free Finals Series admission for Match Officials

All Match Officials will receive free entry into matches played in the Senior Men’s Finals Series (excluding Week 4 - Grand Finals). The entry fee, which is normally charged for all players and Match Officials not appointed to Finals Series matches, will this year be waived for Match Officials - in acknowledgement of their efforts and flexibility since the restart of the competition following the COVID-19 break.

To gain free entry into Finals Series matches in Week 1, 2 or 3 of the Finals Series, Match Officials must have a sticker placed on their 2020 Match Official Pass. Please refer to the email sent last week on where and when to present your pass to have the sticker affixed, or contact Football SA via email if you have any questions.


Football SA ‘Celebration of Football’ to be held virtually 

Football South Australia’s annual awards night, the Celebration of Football, will be held as a virtual event in 2020. The Celebration of Football will be broadcast via the Football South Australia Facebook and YouTube channels on Wednesday 11 November at 7:30 pm.

The awards night will be hosted by Channel 9’s Tom Rehn and Sports MC Jarrod Walsh from the RAA Room at Coopers Stadium. Three prestigious Refereeing awards will be presented during the evening - the Mike Ingham ‘Referee of the Year’, the Mick O'Malley ‘Young Referee of the Year’, and the Referee Rising Star Development Award.


Debuts and Milestones

Congratulations to the following match officials who reached Referee Milestones during the past month:

  • Daniel Elder - 100 NPL Matches (Referee), Adelaide Blue Eagles v Campbelltown City, 12/10; full article:
  • Andrew Citti - Senior Debut (Referee), Pirates FC v Cove FC, 03/10
  • Dion Turner - Senior Debut (Referee), Adelaide University v Eastern United, 10/10
  • Ian Crossing - Successful Completion of Level 2 (Referee) Course