Chris Kerr (referee)

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Chris Kerr
Full name Christopher Simon Kerr
Born (1976-09-02) 2 September 1976 (age 40)
Irvine, Scotland
Other occupation IT Supervisor
Years League Role
2006– New Zealand Football Championship Referee
Years League Role
2012 FIFA listed Referee

Chris Kerr (born 2 September 1976) is a former FIFA referee, from Auckland, New Zealand. He officiates in the Stirling Sports Premiership,[1] the national football competition of New Zealand, and is also a former OFC Champions League referee in the Oceania Football Confederation. His occupation is as an IT Supervisor.


Kerr first took up refereeing in 1991 at the age of 14 in his home town of New Plymouth.[2][3] In 2006, he became a referee on the New Zealand Football Championship. In 2009, he officiated his first OFC Champions League match between Marist FC (Solomon Islands) and Lautoka F.C. (Fiji) in Honiara. Since then, he has refereed further OFC Champions League games and was a match official at the South Pacific Games in 2011 refereeing his first international.[4] In 2012, he was promoted to the FIFA list as a referee[5] and nominated for New Zealand Footballs' Referee of the year. [6]

Kerr was appointed as a match official at OFC Nations Cup,[7] which served as round 2 of qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil for the OFC region. He officiated the match between Tahiti and New Caledonia.[8]

Kerr came off the FIFA referee list at the start of 2013 due to being unavailable [9]

In 2014, Kerr was the referee for the Chatham Cup Final at North Harbour Stadium between Central United and Cashmere Technical [10]