NORTH OF SCOTLAND REFEREES ASSOCIATION
Referee Profile - Donald John MacLean
Date of Birth – 22/12/59
Weight – 11st
Profession – Building Contractor/Ambulance Technician
What made you become a referee?
Had to give up playing due to knee cartilage problems, became a team manager but did not enjoy it,still wanted to stay involved in the game, then became a referee in 1987 and loved it and have been doing it ever since.
Highlights so far?
Ross County v Lewis Select
Dundee v Westside
Scotland Amateur Select v Lewis Select
Highland Amateur Cup Semi Final Athletic V Back
Aberdeen Over 40 Select v Lewis Select.
With Kevin Bissett Aberdeen v Lewis Select
Highland Amateur Cup Final Ness v ?, Ross County Ground Dingwall, 1993
What do you enjoy about refereeing?
I just love being involved in the game.
What was your first game?
Ness v Athletic April 1987.
Your refereeing ambitions?
Would love to referee Highland Amateur Cup Final and referee game in the Highland League.
What was your most memorable game so far?
Ross County v Lewis Select, and Aberdeen v Lewis Select as they both brought up their full first team squads.
What are your other hobbies & pastimes?
My wife says refereeing and more refereeing.
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What advice would you give to someone thinking of becoming a referee?
I would advise them that it is a very enjoyable role as long as they can remain strong and focused and not let player and spectators comments affect them.