Mathew Cheeseman

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Mathew Cheeseman
Full name Mathew Cheeseman
Born (1985-04-02) 2 April 1985 (age 32)
Perth, Australia
Other occupation Referees Manager
Domestic
Years League Role
2006–2016 Football West State League Premier Division Referee & Assistant referee
2006–2016 A-League Assistant referee
International
Years League Role
2013–2016 FIFA listed Assistant referee

Mathew Cheeseman (born 2 April 1985) is a retired Australian soccer referee. He officiated 84 games in the A-League as an Assistant Referee as well officiating 420 games across all disciplines in the Football West State League.[1] He is the Referees Manager for Football West.[2]

Cheeseman was appointed as an Assistant Referee for the 2012 A-League Grand Final, becoming only the second Western Australian official to be appointed to a national league grand final.[3]

In 2012 Cheeseman won his third consecutive Golden Whistle as Referee of the Year in the Football West State League. He has also won four State League Assistant Referee of the Year trophies in 2005, 2009, 2010 & 2011.

He was added to the FIFA International Referees List for 2013 as an assistant referee.[4]

An Achilles injury and subsequent surgery saw him retire from active refereeing in August 2016,[5] however he remains involved in the game as a referee assessor for Football Federation Australia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Injury forces Bennett Springs referee Cheeseman to hang up whistle". Community News. 2016-08-25. Retrieved 2016-08-25. 
  2. ^ "Football West Staff". Football West. Retrieved 2016-03-09. 
  3. ^ "WA linesman gets grand final gig". The West Australia. 2012-04-17. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  4. ^ "Australia: Referees". FIFA. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Injury forces Bennett Springs referee Cheeseman to hang up whistle". Community News. 2016-08-25. Retrieved 2016-08-25.