Year Commenced Refereeing:
Years on NMOT:
Joined in 2014
University of Western Sydney - Bachelor of Nursing
Profession outside of refereeing:
Full Time Referee
Interests outside of refereeing:
Watching movies, playing guitar (not very well), going to the pub with friends and hanging out with my family
Rugby Playing History:
Started playing when I was 7 with my twin brother and played with the boys until I was 12. Played for the girls CHS team in 2006 and 2007.
Traditional - 2003 Started refereeing for Eastwood Referees (Now Sydney West Referees), 2008 Moved to NSW Referees, 2012 Debuted on the women’s 7’s world series and 2016 Super Rugby AR Debut.
What got you into refereeing?
I started refereeing because I couldn’t play rugby with the boys anymore and there were no girls teams at the time. I didn’t want to play another sport and it was a good opportunity to give back to my club and also stayed involved with my team.
Best on-field moment(s)
I’ve been pretty lucky in my career already and have had a few great moments.
Best off-field moment(s)
Refereeing has given me some great friends and some really good memories and experiences. The last night in Rio is one I will never forget… Sorry can’t talk about it. Another great moment was having some of my referee friends from overseas come to Australia for my wedding. It was great having my rugby family and my actually family meet and celebrate the occasion.
Funniest refereeing moment
Guess it’s always funny when the referee falls over and or gets taken out accidentally and there has been a few times where I’ve gotten in the way and fallen on my backside.
Best refereeing advice you have ever been given?