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The National Referees’ Commission oversees the delivery of refereeing nationally and is responsible for the appointment of referees for international and domestic national competitions as well as providing an assessment, grading and evaluation of referees throughout the pathway.

The education and development of current and aspiring FINA referees is an important part of the pathway and one that the high-performance department supports through opportunities integrating with the national teams.

National Referees’ Commission – Gary Payne, Michael Hart, Nicola Johnson, Danny Flahive and Phil Scales

FINA Referees – Daniel Bartels, Andrew Carney, Danny Flahive, Nick Hodgers, Nicola Johnson, Adam Richardson, Mark Ridgwell

FINA TWPC Observations, Instructions and Clarifications – 2018

The FINA Technical Water Polo Committee (TWPC) has recently released a document of their observations, instructions and clarifications in relation to water polo refereeing.

To read the observations CLICK HERE


The following referees have been appointed to tour with Australian teams travelling to the following international events during 2018:

Referee Event Date
Mark Ridgwell (WA) AUS vs USA Training Camp and Test Matches 26-31 March 2018 QLD, AUS
Daniel Bartels (NSW) World League Intercontinental Tournament – Men 3-8 April 2018 AUK, NZ
Nick Hodges (NSW) World League Intercontinental Tournament – Women 3-8 April 2018 AUK, NZ
Nicola Johnson (QLD) World League Super League – Women 28 May – 2 June 2018                    Kushan, CHN
World Cup – Women 4-9 September 2018                         Surgut, RUS
Daniel Flahive, (VIC) World League Super League – Men 18-23 June 2018                           Budapest, HUN
World Cup – Men 11-16 September 2018                       Berlin, GER
Andrew Carney (ACT) Youth World Championships – Men 11-19 August 2018
Szombathely, HUN
Adam Richardson (WA) Youth World Championships – Women 27 Aug – 02 Sept 2018
Belgrade, SRB



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