Tammy Ogston

Tammy Ogston was born in Brisbane on 26 July 1970, and became the first Australian to referee the final of a major FIFA tournament when she officiated the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final featuring Germany and Brazil.

Following a ten-year playing career that saw her frustrated with the lack of qualified referees allocated to women’s matches; Ogston undertook a referee’s course in 1993 at the age of 23 and gained her FIFA referees badge in 1997.

Ogston made a significant contribution to refereeing in Brisbane and throughout Australia and she was appointed to referee at the 1999, 2003 and 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cups, as well as the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

In 2008 she became a training instructor for referees before retiring in 2011. ​