As of 11 February 2018
Matt Cecchin is an Australian rugby league referee in the National Rugby League (NRL) since 2001. Cecchin has officiated international matches at the 2011 Four Nations and 2017 World Cup, and domestic representative matches in all three games of the 2017 State of Origin series.
Cecchin began his career by controlling Metro Cup matches. He made his first grade debut when he took over from an injured Steve Clark at halftime of a New Zealand Warriors and Northern Eagles match on 1 June 2001. His first full first grade match was on 14 July 2001, when he controlled a match between the Wests Tigers and North Queensland. He controlled 22 matches between 2001 and 2004. In 2003, he was told the only way he would remain an official was to become a touch judge.
Cecchin has revealed having panic attacks before a match. He is a mental health ambassador for rugby league.
- Matt Cecchin rugbyleagueproject.org
- This Sporting Life: Matt Cecchin smh.com.au, 2 October 2011
- Jessup, Peter (2 June 2001). "Rugby League: Warriors shine at the Death". Retrieved 7 April 2017 – via New Zealand Herald.
- NRL referee Matt Cecchin says being gay no reason to live in fear dailytelegraph.com.au, 11 February 2012
- "WiganWarriors v Hull FC - Matt, Nick & Jeff". NSWRLRA.com. 10 February 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
- Walter, Brad (10 February 2018). "Wigan win Super League match over Hull in Wollongong". NRL.com. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
- Webster, Andrew (7 April 2017). "'I was going to fake an injury': NRL referee Matt Cecchin opens up about mental health". Retrieved 7 April 2017 – via The Sydney Morning Herald.