Referee of the Year Awards
Published: 29/10/2013 11:54:00 AM
The 2013 Referee of the Year Awards were presented on Sunday at the Referees Branch end of season function.
John Garcia, who was appointed the Premier League Grand Final, was announced as the recipient of the 2013 Referee of the Year Award for his outstanding service and dedication to refereeing and the Branch.
Ari Jackson was the winner of the Junior Referee of the Year and Jessica Lage was presented with the Female Referee of the Year Award. In a new award category for referees in their first year of officiating, the Rookie of the Year Award was presented to Michael Chen.
The Referees Branch also presented 28 members with a specially produced polo shirt in recognition of five years of service to the Branch.
The day began with a friendly 5-a-side tournament amongst the match officials before the awards were presented. The ESFA Referees Branch would like to thank KikOff Kensington who provided the facilities for the function.
Award WinnersReferee of the Year: John Garcia
Junior Referee of the Year: Ari Jackson
Female Referee of the Year: Jessica Lage
Rookie of the Year: Michael Chen