Bill Harrigan


Bill Harrigan

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Whilst most people have an opinion on Bill Harrigan, acknowledged as Australia's finest sporting official, very few people really know him.

Although now retired Bill was and is the best referee the game of Rugby League has ever known.

He has a profile equal to the major players. It was quoted in the Australian publication 'Rugby League Week' that the four most prominent names in rugby league at the time were Brad Fittler, Andrew Johns, Gordon Tallis and Bill Harrigan.

Having refereed a record number of Grand Finals, State of Origins, Test matches and first grade games it is without doubt that he has played his own part in the most spectacular matches in rugby league history. Bill has seen the games best players up close - often in his face.

But there is more to Bill Harrigan than the game.

From growing up in Sydney's western suburbs to dealing with hardened criminals and life threatening situations as an elite police officer with the NSW tactical response group and the special weapons and operations squad, he has seen the best and the worst life has to offer.

Upon retiring from his high profile refereeing role Bill spent twelve months in a ground breaking move with the Sydney City Roosters as their consultant. In 2005 Bill returned to the NRL as a referees consultant and is the CEO of Australian Oztag . Along with his high demand of media commitments Bill Harrigan is very much now considered as one of the games best advisers.

A family man of more complexity and sensitivity than the figure often presented in the media, a two time winner of Australia's prestigious 'Official of the Year' Sports Award and more recently a best selling author with his autobiography 'HARRIGAN', Bill will give you a true insight to what drives him to success on and off the field.

Bill Harrigan is now regarded as one of Australia's leading motivational speakers. He is living proof that if you set your goals and follow them with commitment and dedication, you can achieve great results in whatever you choose to do.

This is your chance to get to know the real Bill Harrigan. He will captivate you with his on field recollections and will motivate you with his determination to be only the 'very best'.

Unafraid of controversy and determined to speak the truth, Bill is just as much a character off the field as he was on.

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