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September 2023:

Theo Eiley from Westcastle International Academy

Theo has been refereeing small sided games for two years. Although he has completed his full field certification, he prefers small sided games as he enjoys being a part of and contributing to players’ first years of league play. Theo is one of the goalkeepers for WIA’s U18 team. He made the switch to goal just over a year ago. In his spare time Theo enjoys playing chess, listening to music, hanging with friends and adventuring outdoors.

Congratulations to Theo for being selected as LISA’s Referee of the Month for the first month of the 2023/24 season!

2022/2023 Referees of the Year

Aoife Golonka: Aoife took her SS refereeing course early in 2022 and immediately started refereeing with Saanich Fusion, her original club. She then took her full field course at year later and starting officiating both in the middle and on the line for both Fusion and the BCSPL. She would definitely like to referee at a higher level and upgrade to regional and perhaps even to provincial. Aoife started her soccer journey playing for Fusion and has now been playing for the Wave team in the BCSPL for the past couple of years. Aoife delivered outstanding officiating performances at the recent A and B Cup Provincial finals as both an A/R and referee.

Magnus Weir: Magnus started refereeing at the age of twelve years old. His original reasoning for becoming a referee was to become more involved in the game he loves. He has officiated at the Provincial A and B Cups; the LISA District Cup finals; in the BCSPL; and for his home club Bays United in Tier2/3 competitions. As another step in his referee pathway, Magnus has expressed a desire to take his officiating to the next level through mentoring and assessments; attending the Candidates education sessions; and taking the regional referee course when it is next offered.

March 2023:

Referee of the Month – Maximus Allen – LISA (

February 2023:

Referee of the Month – Claire Grbavec & Liam Caffrey – LISA (

January 2023:

Referee of the Month – Alexander Ross & Olivia Fraser – LISA (

December 2022:

Referee of the Month – JDF – LISA (

November 2022:

Referee of the Month – Sarah Hoffer – LISA (

October 2022:

Referee of the Month – Justin Hawthorne – LISA (