Elected as a KSRA Life Member in 2007.
Known for his laid-back approach to officiating, Pat was a founding member of the Kamloops Soccer Referees Association who served the Kamloops Soccer Refereeing Community for over 35 years. One of the most devoted advocates of youth referee development, Pat was one of the main driving forces behind the organization of youth referee clinics in the Kamloops Area. In spite of his having retired from refereeing and from his position at UCC in 1994, Pat remains active on the golf course, the ski slopes and offering "advice" to our current officials at TRU Wolfpack matches.
KSRA Life Member Pat O'Brien accepts honourary plague from KSRA Director Martin Thompson.
The Kamloops Soccer Referees Association is a society that is rich in tradition and history. Over the years, several members have made contributions to the association above and beyond the call of duty. There have, however, been a few members whose contributions were so substantial that they have been voted as Life Members of the Kamloops Soccer Referees Association. Please see below for the criteria necessary for Life Membership in the KSRA:
Life Membership (LM): Are referees or former referees who have served the KSRA beyond the call of duty during which they have held volunteer board positions and contributed unselfishly to serve referees, referee development and the KSRA. They must be nominated by the board and supported by a majority of the membership vote at the AGM. The LM pays no fees but has full voting privileges. As KSRA life members still owe a fee to the BCSRA, the KSRA will pay these fees for all life members out of the general account.
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