Referee partnership opens doors


Before the Old Boys Queens Park game under the lights on Friday night, Southland Football announced a new partnership with Auto Salvage to support the recruitment and development of referees.

The three-year deal will allow Southland Football to invest in key resources and courses to add value to referees in the region and attract new blood to the refereeing pool.

"Referees are a critical part of the game, and this deal allows us to not only support our referees, but also develop them so they can also move up in the game," football development and operations manager Iain Walker said.

Auto Salvage owners Scott and Jen Goodsir were delighted to support the game through the partnership but were also happy to give something back to the footballing community