Bohan Makes It THREE IN A ROW

Following a sensational season that saw him referee the Women's State of Origin and named the Penrith Valley Sports Umpire/Referee of the Year, Mark Bohan will finish on a high this Sunday when he takes to the field for his third consecutive A Grade Division One Grand Final.

Mark first officiated in the top appointment in 2012 at which time he became the 27th A Grade Division One Grand Final Referee in the history of the Penrith Association. He followed that up with another appearance in 2013 and now this Sunday he will equal Daniel Olford, Keith Hogan and Don Courts as the only members to officiate in three Grand Finals in the top grade. Only current Coaching and Development Manager Gary Haines sits above those three members with a record five top flight Grand Finals.

Mark will wear the number 27 on his jersey this Sunday to symbolise his position in the Association's history. The jersey will be presented to him by a former A Grade Division One Grand Final referee.

As a result of his appointment, Mark will receive his third Joe Beacroft Memorial Trophy, named in honor of 1988 Life Member Joe Beacroft. This award will be presented at the Association's Life Members and Presentation Evening on Saturday, 04 October 2014.

In the A Reserve Fixture, Tim Hannon will referee his first Grand Final in that grade as will Ryan Thomas when he takes the field in the Under 19 Division One Grand Final. Joshua Vernon will referee the 17's and Cameron Turner will get the day started, taking control of the Under 16 Division One match.

All members are congratulated on their appointments and a wonderful season. We look forward to seeing all members at Sportingbet Stadium on Sunday to support their colleagues.

The full Sunday Division One Grand Final Appointments can be found below:

  • 16/1 - St Marys v Blacktown Workers - Referee: C.Turner - Touch Judges: K.Geale / M.Lalor - In Goal Judges: W.Jury / C.Fitzgerald
  • 17/1 - St Marys v St Clair - Referee: J.Vernon - Touch Judges: M.Robinson / M.Schild - In Goal Judges: D.Ford / T.Walker
  • 19/1 - Brothers v St Clair - Referee: R.Thomas - Touch Judges: K.McDonald / C.Catlin - In Goal Judges: C.Robinson / J.Seeds
  • AR - Emu Plains v St Marys - Referee: T.Hannon - Touch Judges: D.Ker / R.Bailey - In Goal Judges: J.Humphries / W.Pagett
  • A/1 - Brothers v St Marys - Referee: M.Bohan - Touch Judges: J.Tolley / M.Hall - In Goal Judges: K.Wood / J.Savage