AFC Women's Assistant Referee of the Year: Allyson Flynn
Kuala Lumpur: Australia’s Allyson Flynn has been named the AFC Women’s Assistant Referee of the Year, claiming the individual accolade ahead of compatriot Sarah Ho, the 2011 recipient, and Naomi Teshirogi of Japan.
The 31-year-old received the award in recognition of her sterling displays officiating at the 2013 AFC U-19 Women’s Championship finals in China as well as the qualifiers for next year’s AFC U-16 Women’s Championship.
““I'm so happy to win this award. To me, this award also belongs to Sarah Ho, a fellow Australian nominee, because she's also an exceptional match official and we always travel, train and work together,” Flynn remarked after receiving the 2013 AFC Women’s Assistant Referee of the Year award from AFC Executive Committee Member Susan Shalabi Molano.
“I'm sure this award will be good for refereeing in Australia and will inspire Australians to play the game and to be involved in refereeing. This award will promote not only the game but also refereeing in our nation,” added Flynn, who has also been selected as an assistant referee for the next FIFA Women’s World Cup taking place in Canada in 2015.