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David Barrie Achievements

2012 Canadian Soccer League Referee
2012 Canadian Soccer League Referee

2014 David's Achievements:

In 2014, David was fortunate enough to receive some excellent appointments across Canada and within Ontario. Highlights included:
Ottawa Fury Home opener Vs  New York Cosmos (first even soccer game at the NEW TD Place Stadium, Ottawa played in front of a modern day NASL record crowd of 15,000)

Ottawa Fury first ever professional game Vs. Minnesota United
4th Official, Toronto FC Vs. Tottenham Hotspurs
CIS Men’s Gold Medal 
OUA Gold Medal Game – York Vs. McMaster
David was also invited to the U16 CSA National Championships (St John’s Newfoundland) & CIS University Soccer Championships (Charlottetown, PEI.)
Picture show David prior to the first soccer games played at Ottawa Fury’s new stadium and as a 4th Official prior to the Toronto FC Vs Tottenham Hotspurs game.

2013 David's Achievements:

2013 was a busy year for David as he officiated at several high level tournament including Canada Summer Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) & CIS University Soccer Championships (Fredericton, New Brunswick)

During 2012 David was given the opportunity to travel across Canada and officiate a wide range of soccer matches. One of the highlights of David’s career so far was being appointed as the 4th Official on the International Friendly between Toronto FC and Liverpool which was held at the Rogers Centre. 


2012 David Barrie - Canadian National Referee Achievements

Last Sunday November 23rd 2012 at the CSL Awards Banquet help at the Mississauga Convention Centre David was awarded Canadian Soccer League Referee of the Year for the second year in a row. It is obviously a huge achievement and quite an honour for David to have won this award in what is a highly challenging league. This is what David had to say about the rest of the season

Toronto FC Vs. Liverpool

Earlier this season I was also selected to officiate as a 4th Official for the International Friendly between Toronto FC & Liverpool at the Rogers Centre. Once again, a fantastic honour to officiate a game involving one of England’s elite clubs and one of the most popular teams in the world. There were nearly 35,000 people in attendance and the atmosphere, especially when the Liverpool sang You’ll Never Walk Alone was electric and something I’ll never forget.

The picture shows me with Liverpool substitute and Brazil International Lucas, with TFC coach Paul Mariner in the background.

National Tournaments

This season I was invited to two National Tournaments – U16 in Charlottetown, PEI and CIS University Nationals in Quebec City. At the CSA U16 Championships I was fortunate to be given the gold medal game involving Ontario and British Columbia.

At CIS, I was in the middle for the semifinal between the hosts Laval and the eventual winner University of British Columbia. I was also selected as a 4th official on the Gold Medal game with Silviu Petrescu (Ontario), Darren Clark (BC) and Daniel Belleau (QC) – ironically the same trio that will be on the MLS Final on December 1st, LA Galaxy Vs. Houston Dynamo.

Congratulations David! From your colleagues in Scarborough

2010 Acheivements

Congratulations to David on his quest to bec ome a National Referee. David succefully completed the required fitness test in March this year. This was the the last requirements needed for David to be come a National Referee
Congratulations from your colleaues in Sarborough

2009 Acheivements

David has successfully completed the hardest part (Assessments) of the National Upgrading Program and received his National Badge. These assessments required David to travell to many other Districts to obtain suitable assessment games

This is the first stage in becoming a National Referee. David now has two more processes to be completed, one is to attend a special meeting some time before the end this year and pass the fitness in March 2010 once these are successfully completed David will become a National Referee

Congratulations from your colleagues in Scarborough

David 2009 Marathon Run for Sick Kids 

Congratulations to David Barrie, who completed the 2009 Marathon Run for Sick Kids 
This is what David had to say:
I finished the marathon in a time of 3hours and 37 minutes which I was pleased about but the last 10km (about 6 miles) were definitely the hardest mental or physical thing I've ever had to do. However I managed to raise over $1,700 for Toronto Sick Kids Hospital so well worth the pain

If you enter my last name my race results will come up...if you then click on the photograph section you can then view the photos taken from photographers on the you can see the photographs taken when I'm near the finish line show a little bit of pain. I've also attached some photos that Sonya took - some after the race and a well earned beer to celebrate all of my hard work......
Hoping to keep the training up and run either the Pittsburgh marathon on May 2 or the Ottawa marathon May 29 to try and beat my time.
Overall I finished 430 out of nearly 2,000 runners which isn't bad. Once again thanks for all your donations and if I don't see you enjoy the off season.

Cheers, David  

More Good News From David in 2009

I've also been put forward by the OSA to go to Edmonton in October for the U18 National Championships
Above is the link to the article on the OSA website. Overall it's been a good season so far, I've mainly been doing Canadian Soccer League and OSL Provincial. Hope all is well. Speak to you soon

OSA Nominates 3 Referees For National List 7/15/2009

VAUGHAN, ON — Three of the Ontario Soccer Association’s finest referees have had their names submitted to the Canadian Soccer Association for consideration to be added to the National List of Match Officials.

After impressing with their performances during the 2008 season and earning appointments in some of the top level competitions in Ontario and Canada, these three referees spent the first three months of the 2009 season being assessed by the top referee assessors in Ontario.

Based on these assessments, the OSA Referee Development Committee in consultation with the Assessor Advisory Committee deemed Lisa MacNeil, David Barrie and Gianni Facchini ready to take the next step in their officiating careers.

Lisa, David and Gianni still face some hurdles on the road to obtaining their National badge. The Canadian Soccer Association will now review the nominations and, should the nominations be accepted, Lisa, David and Gianni will be required to pass the “FIFA Fitness Test” — a high-intensity fitness test mandatory for all top-level referees in the world.

Upon successful completion of the fitness test, the nominees will be invited to referee the U18 National Club Championships being hosted in Alberta from October 7 – 11, 2009 where they will work in some difficult, high-intensity games while being assessed by the top assessors in Canada.

Their performance at this tournament will determine whether the CSA invites them to join Canada’s National List of Match Officials for the 2010 season. 

Please join the OSA Referee Development Department in congratulating these three referees on their accomplishments thus far and wishing them the best of luck on their road to obtaining their National Badge!


Zidane and Friends International Match July 17th 2009

Morning Les, Hope all is well, hoping you can use some of these on the Scarborough website. Fantastic experience with over 10,000 people in attendance & the atmosphere was incredible.

Career Highlight
Assistant Referee for Zidane and Friends International Match

Martin Bodenham (former Premier League & UEFA referee) and Vince Hannon from Bedfordshire FA, in England 

Advice to Young Referees 
We all encounter some tough games, so don’t let one game or one decision get you down. If you make a mistake, learn from it and move on.

2007 To Be The Best You Can Be

Canadian Soccer Association appoints David Barrie to the 2007 Referees Team to officiate the 2007 U18 Club National Championships in Fredericton, New Brunswick. October 3rd to 8th
Congratulations to David Barrie who received his first Canadian Soccer Association Referees' appointment.
David was asked to be an Assistant Referee for the Canada U20 VS Toronto Lynx game on May 17th 2007.
David's reaction to this appointment in his own words I'm over the moon to have received such a prestigious appointment so early in the season. I would like to thank everyone for their help and support.
Hoping for a successful season and this is a positive start!! 

2006 The journey to become the best he can be as a referee:

Congratulations to David Barrie, who was reclassified from a Level two to a Level one, by Ontario Soccer Association.
As we know, David hails from England and is now actively pursuing his refereeing career there in Canada. (May 10th 2006)
While in England, David was an active referee, it is only natural that he would continue to persue his career here

David was appointed by the Ontario Soccer Association to the following games:

To referee Ontario Cup Semi Finals in Kitchener, Ontario
August 26th 2006, Ottawa St. Anthony's Premier Vs  Oakville Wisla United at Centennial Stadium 

David has the support and help from his colleagues in Scarborough in his quest to be the best he can be