Balmain Boys "Best on Ground"
On Friday 24th July, three of Balmain Referees Association's finest young referees (including two fantastic rookies) excelled in refereeing in the mini exhibition games at ANZ Stadium before and during the West Tigers vs Sydney Roosters NRL match.
Thomas Gerrie, Hayden Gerrie & Max Barnett all performed brilliantly refereeing young players from the Balmain, Western Suburbs & Eastern Suburbs Junior Leagues. The added bonus of the three-way competition was that the final match of the day (between the two best performed teams on the night) was played at half time of the NRL match, meaning our boys refereed in front of a crowd in excess of 10,000 people.
As an added bonus, Max, Hayden & Thomas all got the chance to sit on the purpose-built Isri Truck Seats Wests Tigers interchange bench.
With the Tigers having just a few remaining games at Leichhardt Oval and ANZ Stadium this season, please be sure to let our Referees Manager Phillip McMahon know if you are interested in refereeing in these matches. You never know who you will referee in front of or who might be watching, it could be the first of many matches on these famous gorunds!!!!!!!!!