This weekend is the NNSWF annual Referee Recognition Weekend. Part of this weekend is the Silent Saturday initiative.
Referee Recognition Weekend is about clubs showing out match officials that they’re appreciated.
Silent Saturday involves spectators making an effort to watch the game but refrain from making any comments to the players or about the game. Clapping is of course allowed but supporters are encouraged to be creative in how they choose to cheer their child’s team but void calling out.
At Goonellabah we acknowledge the effort put in by our match officials each weekend. We encourage players, spectators, coaches and managers to show respect and appreciation to our match officials, not just this weekend but every time they take the field.