Meet the Judges

Alain Goma

Ex Professional Footballer

Nigel Hickes

MFA Referee

Ari Mendonca

AFA Referee

Leo Donnellan

Ex Professional Footballer

Hugh Gilroy

AFA Referee

Matt Cannon

AFA Referee

Peter Georgiou

AFA Referee

Ciaran Fitzgibbon

AFA Referee

Andy Brathwaite

AFA Referee

Raphel Headlam

AFA Referee

Alain Goma is a French retired footballer who played as a right back or a central defender. In a 16-year professional career he appeared in 196 Ligue 1 games, mostly for Auxerre. He then played 147 matches in the Premier League, with Newcastle and Fulham.

Nigel has been a Middlesex FA Senior County Referee for well over 30 years, and currently officiates in the Combined Counties FL and Middlesex County FL, as well as Tottenham, QPR, Brentford and Barnet Academies.

He is also a Vice President of the Middlesex FA, having served as a Councillor for nearly 30 years.

After a playing career abroad encompassing 9 different clubs over 17 years (both amateur and professional), Ari has been allocated by the FA to the Essex South Midlands Pool, consisting of the Essex Senior League and the Spartan South Midlands League. Ari also participates in the Football Conference Youth Alliance and is qualified as a Beach Soccer referee, officiating in the Beach Soccer Worldwide "Mundialito" in 2011.

Leo is a former professional footballer, having represented Chelsea, Fulham and Leyton Orient in his playing career.

Hugh is a level 4 referee, tutor and assessor.

Matt signed with Crystal Palace and Fulham as a schoolboy. Played for several seasons in the Southern Amateur League. Still playing for Boca Seniors (formally Bank of England VETS FC). AFA senior county referee officiating in the SAL and Arthurian Leagues, as well as academy and representative matches for the last 10 years.

Peter is a senior AFA referee since 1990 operating in the contributory leagues. Also spent 7 years refereeing abroad. FA Licensed tutor, assessor and observer.

After playing in the Southern Amateur League and Amateur Football Combination for over 30 years, Ciaran recently finished playing to become a referee in these leagues. He also referees for the Arthurian League, the QPR Academy and two leagues in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

Andy has played football at a semi-pro level and started 'whistling' when life began - at 40 - and has done so for the past 14 years. He currently referees on the Combined Counties and Southern Amateur Leagues, plus Chelsea and QPR Academies.

Raphel first qualified as a referee at the age of 14 and currently referees for the Harrow Challenge League and the Arthurian Football Association. He also has a Masters in Aerospace Engineering!