Sciberras Calls Time on Outstanding Career
Tuesday night marked the end of an era for the Penrith Referees Association with Peter 'Scooby' Sciberras taking to Norford Park for his last training session as an active official in the NSWRLRA Graded Squad.
Peter has been the backbone of that squad for a number of years, but on Tuesday he announced his retirement following a career that saw him reach the top level of the game.
Peter was graded in the year 2000 with member number 874. He was the 22nd member to be graded from the Penrith District and was a Touch Judge for the 2002 Schoolboy Cup Grand Final. He made his debut in the National Rugby League in Round 11, 2003 and was given NRL number 75. He officiated in 30 first grade fixtures through until Round 18, 2004.
He returned to the NSWRLRA Graded Squad and continued his impressive career in the lower grades for a further ten seasons, including appointments as a Touch Judge in the 2009 Bundaberg Red Cup Grand Final, the 2011 Bundaberg Red Cup Grand Final and the 2013 True Blue Chemicals Sydney Shield Grand Final. In 2009 he was awarded the Michael Stone medal as the 'Referee's Referee'.
Peter has been a valued member and respected leader in the Grade Squad and has worked with many officials who have transitioned from the Junior Representative Squad into the Graded ranks. His knowledge and experience has been invaluable to the squad but will not be lost, with Peter to stay on and work closely with the Graded officials into the future.
The Association wishes Scooby all the best in his retirement and thanks him for his great contribution to Rugby League.