Meet the Judges
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.
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.
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.
Chloe signed as a goalkeeper for Crystal Palace Women in July 2020. She played at her former club, Tottenham Hotspur Women, for six years and was a key member of the team throughout their FA WPL and FAWC campaigns, assisting the club in securing promotion to the Women’s Super League for the first time in the club’s history in 2018/19. During the 2019 Women’s World Cup, Chloe made her radio debut on BBC London discussing the tournament and the progress of the women’s game. Chloe has also appeared on The Times’ ‘The Game’ Podcast and talkSPORT’s Game Day.
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.
Hugh is a level 4 referee, tutor and assessor.
Defender and club captain Jenna spent 12 seasons at Tottenham Hotspur, winning eight trophies along the way including the quadruple in 2016/17. A set-piece specialist, Jenna also represented Queens Park Rangers and Enfield Town and retired from playing at the end of June this year.
Joe is a former professional footballer, having represented Tranmere Rovers, Rochdale and Bury. Since retiring in 2019, Joe has been working as a public speaker and EFL Life Skills coach, as well as presenting on Manchester United TV and BBC Radio Manchester.
Leo is a former professional footballer, having represented Chelsea, Fulham and Leyton Orient in his playing career.
Liam began his career in 1993, reaching Level 4 as a Supply League Referee and Contributory Assistant. He is currently a Match Observer, Head Coach for the Middlesex Referees Academy and a Middlesex Councillor.
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.
Matthew started refereeing in 2007 after qualifying with the Durham FA. He went on to gain experience refereeing amateur football across the North East of England for a number of years, before moving down to London in 2012, where he was affiliated at the AFA and officiated in Football League Academies and competitive University football competitions across the capital.
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.
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.
Renée is a central defender for Watford FC Ladies and a coach for Tottenham Hotspur. She has appeared on both the BBC’s TV and World Service and regularly speaks on industry panels such as Kick It Out.
Wendy retired from 10 successful seasons as Tottenham Ladies vice-captain and all-time top goal soccer in 2019 after helping the side to secure promotion to the Women’s Super League. Since retiring, Wendy has transitioned to play beach soccer and club soccer out in Spain and she also currently represents her country. Her most recent sporting accolades include winning a silver medal at the World Beach Games in Doha and winning the Euro Beach soccer league with England last year.