Amy Perrett

Amy Perrett

State: NSW
Panel: Rugby AU / World Rugby
Association: NSWRRA

Year you started Refereeing?

2003

 

What motives you to referee at the highest level?

It easy to be motivated when you are doing something you love, but I think the main thing that motivates me is wanting to be a role model for other women in sport and business and show them that gender shouldn’t be a boundary to achieving your goals. 

 

What have been your Highlights so far?

I”ve been fortunate enough in my career to date to have a number of highlights. Top 3 would be refereeing the Womens Rugby World Cup final in 2014, going to the Rio Olympics and refereeing the Bronze medal game and finally my Super Rugby AR Debut.


Who are your Role Models?

My roles models have always been my parents. They have been the ones who have pushed me to be the best person I can be helped me believe there are no limits to what you can achieve. 


What do you like and dislike about refereeing?

What I loved about refereeing is the opportunities that it has given me to travel around the world and meet new people. Rugby has taken me to places that I never thought I would ever go to such as India, Russia or China. I also love running out in front of a packed stadium. It gives you such a rush that you want to keep doing it.

What I dislike about refereeing is the general assumption from the rugby public that you don’t know about the game and just turn up to ruin their day. People look and me and think because I’m a female that I don’t “get it”. They don’t know I’ve been involved in the game for 20 years and the amount of work that actually goes into preparing each week. Whether it’s a club game or international I treat them all the same way.


What do you do outside of Refereeing?

Refereeing is my full time job, so when I’m actually home I try to spend as much time with my family and friends. I love to go to the movies, binge out on reality tv and take my dog to the park. 


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