Joey Ratcliffe began refereeing in 2009 at Cliff Avenue United FC and refereed games for every club under Burnaby District (Cliff Avenue, South Burnaby, Wesburn, and New Westminster). He upgraded to Regional Referee in 2018 and then to Provincial Referee in 2019. He was awarded BC Soccer Youth Referee of the Year in 2018.
Notable competition assignments (final appointments) include:
- 2019 U15 Cup Toyota Canadian National Championships (Boys Final) – Edmonton, AB
- 2019 Men’s BC Provincial Cup Final – Nanaimo
- NCAA D ll
- Dallas Cup 2019 (U13 Boys Final at Toyota Stadium, FC Dallas v Angeles Soccer Elite)
- Men’s USports Canada West Final Four (Bronze Medal 2018) – UBC
- 2018 U-17 Cup Toyota Canadian National Championships (Boys Semifinal, Boys 5th/6th place game) – Surrey
- 2017 CCAA Men’s National Championships (Bronze Medal Game) – Vancouver Island University
- 2017 Challenge and Jubilee Toyota Canadian National Championships – Surrey
The vision for NWSC Refereeing is to build a program that produces great referees, great people, and great soccer experiences for our community. Whether you’re giving back to the game you love, to the community that you love, or trying to become an elite referee, NWSC will be the best place to begin your refereeing career.