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Peter Wagener presents Matthew Southern with his All Flags Referee of the Year award. Photo by Football West/FotoEnzo

Southern wins Golden Whistle

Football West News

Matthew Southern has been named 2019 All Flags Referee of the Year.

Matthew collected the Golden Whistle award at the 2019 All Flags Referee Awards Evening at Perth SC’s Dorrien Gardens.

All Flags, Signs & Banners Managing Director Peter Wagener presented the award.

The occasion drew an audience of 150 people, with Football West Chairman Sherif Andrawes addressing the guests.

All of the winners. Photo by Football West/FotoEnzo

List of winners

Referee Encouragement Award – Christopher Johnstone

Junior League Referee of the Year (Female) – Caleigh Ormerod

Junior League Referee of the Year (Male) – Ben Kaiser

Women’s League Referee of the Year – John Westmerland

Amateur League Referee of the Year – Walter Ciotti

State League Youth Referee of the Year – Adam Hicks

State League Assistant Referee of the Year – Lawson Rimmer

State League Referee of the Year – Arvin Shanmuganathan

Assistant Referee of the Year – Harry Bolan

All Flags Referee of the Year (Golden Whistle) – Matthew Southern

Service to Refereeing Award – Dave Collier