First female referee for Bill Turner Trophy

September 2, 2014

in News

By Greg Danvers

ALISON Macready will be the first female to officiate at a National Bill Turner Trophy Finals Series when she ‘runs the line’ today in the Hunter Sports versus Westfields Sport semi-final at Darling Street Oval.

Macready, a referee with 10 years experience, is “very excited” with her appointment to the widely respected tournament.

“I was really happy when I saw the appointments,” the 29-year-old IT Manager said.

“To run a line first and see what I’m likely to be in for the next day.”

Macready, a Macquarie Association Referee’s official, will control the Bill Turner Trophy final on Wednesday.

“I have been refereeing for 10 years and this is my second with Macquarie,” she said.

“I enjoy refereeing women’s football and that is one of the reasons I joined Macquarie.

“As for the future I am rather undecided … part of me wants to go as far as I can and referee at higher levels.

“I want to focus on being the best referee I can … no matter what level the teams that are playing deserve the best referee available.”

Macquarie and indeed the Bill Turner Trophy are better off with the likes of Macready in their ranks and whether she goes further or not our game is benefiting by her involvement.

“Macquarie has been good to me over the last couple of years and I don’t have any burning desire to leave them,” Macready concluded.

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1 Jim Reeves 09.02.14 at 4:31 pm

My personal congratulations to Alison. Enjoy the experience and look forward to many more. Jim Reeves

2 Paul McLeish 09.02.14 at 4:41 pm

Well done Alison a deserved appointment have fun and and hope you stay for many more.
Regards Paul

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