Nick Walsh (referee)

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Nick Walsh
Full name Nicholas Walsh
Born Scotland
Years League Role
2013– Scottish Professional Football League Referee
2013– Scottish Football Association Referee
Years League Role
2018– FIFA listed Referee

Nicholas Walsh (born c.1991)[1] is a FIFA referee and currently a referee in the SPFL.

Refereeing career[edit]

Walsh's first Scottish Professional Football League game as a referee came at the beginning of the Scottish League Two campaign, when he oversaw Clyde against Queen's Park.[2]

Walsh took charge of his first top tier match in 2016, when he officiated a match between Ross County and Partick Thistle on 9 April, a team he supported since he was a boy [3]

Walsh was added to the FIFA list in 2018 and is now an international referee. He replaces Craig Thomson as his 15-year stint as a FIFA official comes to an end.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Outside of football Walsh is a PE teacher at Boclair Academy in Milngavie.[4]


  1. ^ "Referee Nick Walsh set for first Scottish Premiership game". FootyFanatic. Adam Higgins. 6 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Clyde 3 – 0 Queen's Park". Scottish Professional Football League. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2017.[dead link]
  3. ^ Dowden, Martin (9 April 2016). "Ross County 1 – 0 Partick Thistle". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Scottish FA referee visits the Newlands store". Specsavers. 15 January 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2018.[dead link]

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