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Official of the Year

This award recognises two outstanding referees/umpires/judges, one on a community-based level and one on a performance-based level. Achievements by nominees will only be considered if they have occurred during the qualifying period of 1 April 2023 to 1 April 2024.


  • Referee/umpire nominations are open to all on-field / off-field / court officials e.g. referees, umpires, sideline assistants, score bench officials, road marshals, commissaries

  • Only individual nominations will be accepted

  • Volunteers, paid staff, amateurs and professionals are eligible

  • This category is eligible for all age groups and gender identities

  • Performance level is considered to be within a sport played at a competition level nationally or internationally

  • Community level is considered to be within a sport played locally, regionally, competitively (as an amateur), or socially. It can be within a registered club or an unaffiliated sports group or team

  • Judges will also take into account involvement and commitment to the sport on and off the field. Any relevant examples of the nominee going above and beyond within their sport will be considered

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