Tammy Ogston

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Tammy Ogston
Full name Tammy Nicole Ogston
Born 26 July 1970
Brisbane, Australia
Other occupation [Administrator]
Years League Role
1993-2008 Football Brisbane Referee
1993-2008 Football Queensland Referee
Years League Role
1997-2008 FIFA listed Referee

Tammy Ogston (born 26 July 1970) is an Australian football referee from Brisbane, Queensland, Brisbane.

Ogston began playing football at age 14 before moving into officiating in 1993, aged 23, on recognising that there were not enough officials in her area to cover Women's football games.[1] She qualified as a full referee in the Football Brisbane leagues before moving up to Football Queensland.

She has been on the FIFA list of international referees since 1997 and has officiated in a number of tournaments around the world including the 2000 Olympic football tournament in Sydney.

Ogston appeared at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup and then refereed four matches in the 2003 World Cup in the USA,[2] including the third place decider match between the USA and Canada. She then participated in the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship in Russia.[3]

Chosen as one of the referees for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup in China,[4] Ogston again refereed four matches including the tournament opener and the final, becoming the first referee in the world to officiate at both of those games in one World Cup competition. She is also the first Australian, male or female to referee a World Cup Final.[5]

As of November 2008 she became Australias' first Female Futuro trained Instructor and continues to give back through development of International, National and local referees until 2011 retiring from all forms of football.


  1. ^ "Refereeing the women's world cup". ABC Radio National. 2007-08-10. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  2. ^ "Women referees at the ready". FIFA. 2007-09-09. Retrieved 2007-10-03. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Qantas Young Matilda's squad announced". footballnews.com.au. 2006-08-07. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  4. ^ "Tammy Ogston (AUS) to officiate the opening game". FIFA. 2007-09-07. Archived from the original on 2007-09-22. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  5. ^ "Australian Ogston to control cup final". Brisbane Times. 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 

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