Born in Scotland, Doug Rennie emigrated to Australia in 1961. He played for Pan Hellenic and Sydney Austral before joining Nepean referees association in 1964. Rennie progressed through to the international level to control matches against Greece, Mexico, England, Czechoslovakia and touring club teams as well as NSL grand finals. Named Australian referee of the Year in 1984, Rennie became match inspector and State coach of referees in NSW. He was chairman of the Referees Committee at three World Cup qualifying tournaments, the Women’s World Cup and is a Life Member of State and national bodies. He was awarded the OAM in 1994.