Anthony • 15 mins

Izzy Blaess

Age:  21 years

Sport: Level 2 Referee with Football Federation Australia


Izzy started playing football (soccer) for Sturt Marion under 11’s and was a talented junior representing South Australia from under 12’s until she ceased playing as a 19-yeal-old to focus on refereeing. .

She was awarded the Rising Star Award at NDJSA as a 15-year-old, and at that age also attended her first National Youth Championships in Canberra as a Referee.

She continued juggling refereeing and playing in the State team until 2015, when aged 19 she quit playing to pursue her goal of officiating on the W-League (the top-division women's soccer league in Australia run by Football Federation Australia;)  achieving that goal that same year.

Now two years on she has been upgraded to a Level 2 Referee and is also officiating for the Senior Men’s game as a state league referee.