NNSWF Match Officials Appointed for the 2023 National Youth Championships

Northern NSW Football is delighted to announce that four NNSWF referees have been selected as match officials to officiate at the 2023 Football Australia National Youth Championships.  

Hayden Langholz, Charlie O’Bryan and Lewis Rooney will officiate at the Boys Championships held at Valentine Sports Park, Glenwood to be played from played from 2 to 6 October.  

Sam Stewart will officiate at the Girls Championships held at WIN Stadium plus John Crehan Park, Wollongong to be played from 9 to 13 October.  

Each referee was nominated to Football Australia to take part in the competitions by the NNSWF State Referee Committee. After the nominated referees completed a high-performance fitness test, Football Australia selected the best available candidates to officiate at the tournaments.  

National Youth Championships is Football Australia’s premier national youth tournament forming an important part of the talent identification program and the national team pathway.

During the two events, the four referees will be given the opportunity to be coached and assessed under the guidance of experienced Football Australia referee instructors.  

NNSWF Referee Manager Brad Carlin is thrilled to have NNSWF referee representation at the tournaments.  

“It’s fantastic that NNSWF has four such talented referees selected to take part in the 2023 National Youth Championships,” Carlin said.  

“Each referee has performed very well locally this season and we can’t wait to see them shine at on a national level. These tournaments provide valuable opportunities for our developing referees in an enjoyable learning experience.”