Josh Mannella and Shane Skinner share Referee of the Year Award

2022 Referee of the Year Josh Mannella Peter Wagener Shane Skinner
2022 Referee of the Year winners Josh Mannella, left, and Shane Skinner, right, with All Flags Signs and Banners Managing Director Peter Wagener. Photo by Football West/FotoEnzo

The Golden Whistle presented to the Football West Referee of the Year has been shared between Josh Mannella and Shane Skinner.

The two A-League listed officials were recognised at the 2022 All Flags Referee of the Year Awards, held at Dorrien Gardens on Friday night.

The two men were in charge of two of Football West's big finals of 2022 - Mannella refereed the Men's State Cup final between Cockburn City and Armadale and Skinner officiated the NPLM Top Four Cup decider between Perth RedStar and Floreat Athena.

The NPLWA Women's Official of the Year was Caleigh Ormerod, who refereed both the Women's State Cup and NPLW Top Four Cup finals, while Mannella was also acclaimed as Assistant Referee of the Year.

2022 Referee of the Year Awards Caleigh Ormerod and Richard Marshall
2022 NPLWA Women's Official of the Year Caleigh Ormerod with Football West Director Richard Marshall. Photo by Football West/FotoEnzo

Football West Referee Co-ordinator Dave Avison said: "Congratulations to all of our winners and the other nominees for their performances throughout 2022.

"Football West is always looking to strengthen its referee stocks and we encourage anybody who is keen to get involved to sign up for one our Level Four courses."

Football West will hold a two-night course at Gibbney Reserve, Maylands, on Tuesday October 18 and Thursday 20 October, between 6-9pm each night. To register and for all referee course details CLICK HERE.

2022 All Flags Referee of the Year Awards winners

Golden Whistle Josh Mannella/Shane Skinner

NPLWA Women's Official of the Year Caleigh Ormerod

Assistant Referee of the Year Josh Mannella

State League Referee of the Year Troy Malatesta/Albert Muyembe

State League Assistant Referee of the Year Alex Maggio

State League Youth Referee of the Year Ben Kaiser

Amateur League Referee of the Year Matthew Southern

Community Competitions Referee of the Year Dragan Kovaceski

Junior Female Referee of the Year Maria Avramita

Junior  Male Referee of the Year Connor Richards

Senior Competitions Referees' Referee of The Year Matthew Southern

Community Competitions Referees' Referee of The Year Dragan Kovaceski

Referee Encouragement Award Nic Cirillo