Life Members

Life members are those Referees chosen to be given the great honour of Life Membership for their commitment to the Football Refereeing community. NRG commenced operating in 2014. Our current life members are listed below.

  • Graham Chapman – Graham commenced refereeing at the age of 14 refereeing his first match in the Penrith region. His business took him to various parts of NSW where he continued his passion for refereeing amateur football returning to the Penrith region in 1997. For the past 24 years he has continued to give back to grass roots football through refereeing and coaching and continues to show a dedication to the sport. As the inaugural NRG Referees Manager in 2014 he remained in that position for 6 years. He stepped down from that role but remained on the management team for the 2020, 2021 season. He has now served on the NRG management team for 8 consecutive years. His current role is social media and referee recruitment encouraging and inspiring new members to begin their journey as a referee.