Gerard Parsons

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Gerard Parsons
Full name Gerard Parsons
Born Australia
Years League Role
present NSW Premier League Referee
2009–present A-League Referee

Gerard Parsons is an Australian soccer referee currently officiating in the Australian A-League and NSW Premier League.


Parsons has officiated many games in the NSW Premier League.

Parsons made his refereeing debut in the A-League during the 2009-10 season for the Round 9 game between Gold Coast United and Wellington Phoenix.[1] He has since become a regular referee in the A-League.

On 3 January 2012 Gerard Parsons officiated in a game played at Hindmarsh Stadium between Adelaide United and Wellington Phoenix. Inexplicably Parsons denied Paul Ifill a penalty after Ifill went to ground following a tackle by Nigel Boogaard. Parsons then booked Daniel Cortez, mistaking the Brazilian midfielder for the Barbadian Striker. Daniel's booking was rescinded later in the game and Ifill given a yellow card for diving.

When he is not doing referee duties, he is a high school teacher; he has taught at many high schools, including Clancy Catholic College.



  1. ^ "Phoenix hold Gold Coast". A-League. October 2, 2009. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Maddaford, Terry (4/1/12). "Journo". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 4/1/12.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)

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