Mick Stone guest at sport awards

Injured referee Mick Stone is carried from the field by trainers from Easts left, and Canterbury. June 24, 1983. (Photo by Paul Matthews/Fairfax Media)
Injured referee Mick Stone is carried from the field by trainers from Easts left, and Canterbury. June 24, 1983. (Photo by Paul Matthews/Fairfax Media)

Former NRL referee Mick Stone will be the guest speaker at the 2018 Gloucester Sport Star Awards.

Saturday, May 12 is the date set for the event and organisation is well underway. 

Gloucester Soldiers Club auditorium will once again be the venue, with the evening starting at 6pm for dinner at 6.30pm and 2RE’s Anthony Zanos is again the host.

Mick began his referring career with Western Suburbs Juniors in 1978.

He refereed his first 1st grade game in 1981 and continued until 1989, refereeing City vs Country matches, State of Origin, grand finals and test matches, as well as many club matches. 

After retiring, Mick worked in radio for a short time before taking up a position as a referees’ coach in 1991.

Nomination forms for Sport Star, Local Legend and Hall of Fame categories have been sent to individual clubs and are also available from the Gloucester Visitor Information Centre and committee members.

Closing date for nominations is March 2. Completed nominations can be handed to any committee member or given to Tracey Stewart at MidCoast Council Gloucester office.

Holders of perpetual trophies are asked to return them to as soon as possible.

Tickets for the dinner go on sale on March 12 from Furniture One on Church Street, Gloucester. 

Thank you to Nikki, Neil and Karen for agreeing to take on this task for another year.