Some kids know from an early age what they want to be (or do) when they grow up. The PNFOA's Gavin Anderson was one of those kids. From about age five, Gavin dreamed of working as a football official and hoped to one day be good enough to work in the NFL. For the 2019 season, his dream is realized as he's been hired by the NFL working as a Replay Assistant on referee Clay Martin's crew.
Gavin's NFL aspirations began when he was 12 years old, when he wrote the league office wanting to know how to become an NFL referee to then-Director of Officiating Jerry Seeman. He received letters back from Seeman and every officiating supervisor in the office about something related to being an NFL official.
I AM LIONHARDT
On June 8th, 2019, the 2nd annual First Responder Bowl at Renton Memorial
Stadium took place between the Renton Police Department and the Renton Fire
Department. All proceeds went to the I Am Lionhardt foundation whose Mission is
"Providing awareness and financial support to all first responders battling
The game was a close one with the Police Department narrowly winning 12-8.
Members of PNFOA, Allan Glenn, Mick Crawford, Jason Capps (not pictured), Andy
Miller and our own firefighter, Mike Bailey, volunteered their time to help with
this tremendous event.
Welcome to the PNFOA
PNFOA provides officials for High School, Jr. High, youth recreational and men's and women's semi-pro football in the greater King County area.
Why Become a Football Official?
If you are interested in becoming a football official, no experience required-just a special place in your heart for football, we would very much like to hear from you.
If you have played football at any level, you probably already have that special place in your heart for football. What could be a better way for you to stay involved in the game and give back for all the memories that it created for you?
We will provide the training and guidance needed for you to learn the rules and the skills required to become a football official. Training consists of both classroom and on-field sessions and it starts in mid-July. Assistance is available, if needed, to help in acquiring uniforms and the necessary equipment.
Ladies, we welcome your participation too. No reason that guys should have all the fun, come and join us.
And, did we mention, you get paid for officiating too!!
How do you get started?
Get in touch with the PNFOA Today using our online signup system and our apprentice committee will be in touch with you about our next meeting time and location and to provide you answers to any other questions you might have.