On behalf of the entire New South Wales Referees Association we congratulate all officials in various squads for your dedication, commitment and resilience in season 2017 both on and off the field.
A significant majority of referees will not experience a Grand Final however Grand Finals are not the sole achievement deserving of recognition.
Beating personal bests at training, being Graded, being appointed to a grade higher than you expected and supporting your fellow peers to achieve their goals.
All the effort counts for every referee striving to achieve.
Grand Final Day will always be a special day in the world of refereeing and to those of you appointed we wish you the very best for your game.
All of us dream, and we understand that without hard work a dream is just but a dream. Congratulations for turning your dreams into reality, you deserve it.