Refereeing

Below is a list of qualified Referees that are willing to referee at any tournament held within the Northumbria Squash region. Please contact directly to ascertain availability.

Qualified Referees

Level 1 (Club Grade) Referees

Paul Atkinsonatky99@icloud.comChester-le-Street
Gary Clarkgary.clark.hv@gmail.com07887 833963Dunston
Tracey Coatsfrascati59@yahoo.com07764 899099Boldon
Jacques Dinsleyjacdinsley@blueyonder.co.ukNorthern
Kevin Forsterkev.astro@yahoo.co.uk07866 903364Boldon
Mike Littlechildwhitebeam7@btinternet.comChester-le-Street
Ken McConnachiedecomcons@gmail.com07885 982355Tynemouth
Colin McNestriecolin.mcnestrie@blueyonder.co.uk07917 358361Tynemouth
Norah Pedersennorahp@hotmail.co.uk07565 551525Tynemouth
Paul Satowpaul.satow@yahoo.co.uk07740 080827Hexham
John Thompsonthompson650@hotmail.co.uk07968 483977Tynemouth
Dawn Wardd.c.ward@hotmail.co.ukTynemouth

Level 2 (County Grade) Referees

Joe Witherspoonjgw2010@me.com07801 743302Chester-le-Street

Level 3 (Tournament Grade) Referees

Level 4 (National Grade) Referees

Level 5 (World) Referees


Useful Information


The WSF and PSA have jointly launched World Squash Officiating (WSO), an online education and appraisal portal designed to standardise officiating qualifications worldwide.

WSO has been launched with the aim of creating a worldwide standard in refereeing and a clear referee pathway. Anyone wishing to improve their knowledge of the sport can access a host of resources such as in-depth articles and presentations on rules, as well as a comprehensive video library from the SQUASHTV archives which explains previous decisions made by referees on the PSA World Tour.

Users of the platform can also take part in a number of courses starting with a free Level 0 course. The level 1 course will educate you to Club Level officiating for free, then to be qualified and continue to further levels there is a nominal fee. The County Committee have agreed to a refund of the WSO Level 1 fees (£12 pa per person) in return for refereeing NSRA-sanctioned events with a further refund of WSO Level 2 fees (additional £8 pa per person) and Level 2 assessment costs.

We would recommend all players to complete the free Level 0 and Level 1 courses.

If you need any help/guidance please get in touch with:

Joe Witherspoon (NSRA Refereeing Coordinator) – jgw2010@me.com


How to become a Referee

Rules And Regulations

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