Tony Martella

T. (Tony) Martella


As a member for meritorious contribution

Inducted 2005

Migrated to Australia in 1959 from Chieti, Italy

Contributed to the game of soccer/football as a Player, Referee, Linesman, 4th Official and Administrator

Officiated in over 2000 games including 116 NSL and 33 different Cup Finals, also officiated in such leagues as NSL – Premier/State – Amateur – SAWSA – Juniors – Over 35’s – Collegiate – NYL. Member Referees Management Committee for over 15 years and the first referee in South Australia to be officially permitted to continue refereeing Premier League games after age 50

Associated with soccer/football in South Australia for over 47 years