Queensland’s best match officials have been recognised at the 2019 Queensland Referees Awards Night, held at the Royal on the Park last Sunday, 6 October.
A host of awards acknowledging referees from across the state were presented at the 2019 Awards Night.
The Mark Shield Medal was awarded to Casey Reibelt following a momentous year in which she was appointed to officiate at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France and made her Women’s World Cup refereeing debut in the Netherlands’ win over Cameroon in the group stages.
Westfield W-League referee Lara Lee, who was selected to join the FIFA Panel of International Referees for 2019 at the beginning of the year, was awarded the Pursuit of Excellence Referee Award at this year’s event in recognition of her outstanding performance both on and off the field.
The referees who officiated the National Premier Leagues (NPL) Queensland, National Premier Leagues Women’s (NPLW) Queensland and Football Queensland Premier League (FQPL) Grand Finals were also acknowledged, while a Senior Referee of the Year was awarded to match officials from Football Brisbane, Football Sunshine Coast, Football Gold Coast and Football South West Queensland, among other awards presented on the night.
Congratulations to all match officials who received awards!
2019 QUEENSLAND REFEREES AWARDS NIGHT
Football Queensland Awards
Mick Novakovic Award in support of Young Referees – Tahlia Loffel
Mick Novakovic Award for Emerging Talent – Luca Ferroussat
FQPL Grand Final Referee – Martin Hristov (pictured below)
NPLW Grand Final Referee – Taylah Scholefield
Des Miles NPL Referee of the Year – Nathan MacDonald
Pursuit of Excellence Assistant Referee – Isidro Terol Crespo (pictured below)
Pursuit of Excellence Referee – Lara Lee (pictured above, left)
Mark Shield Medal – Casey Reibelt (pictured above, right)
Football Brisbane Awards
Outstanding Services to Referees Award – John Peters (pictured below)
Senior Assistant Referee of the Year – Brad Kuypers
Senior Referee of the Year – Adrian Krasnoff
Football Sunshine Coast Awards
Senior Referee of the Year – Michael Burlone (pictured below)
Football Gold Coast Awards
Senior Referee of the Year – Andy Elks
Football South West Queensland Awards
Senior Referee of the Year – Lochlan Robinson
Images: Cameron Tincknell