Aimee Barrett-Theron is thrilled to be involved in the Currie Cup as a match official.
The 32-year-old former Springbok Women’s player will be an assistant referee for the Currie Cup clash between Western Province and the Pumas on Friday (15:00 kick-off).
‘To be involved in the Currie Cup is an amazing experience and it is great that they are playing on Women’s Day and celebrating the day, so I am looking forward to it,’ she told the WP Rugby website.
‘The Currie Cup is our top competition in South Africa; it is great to be that close to the action, you have the best view of the game.
‘It is always quite a tough role as an assistant referee, there is always quite a lot of pressure on us, but I enjoy it.’
Barrett-Theron’s first experience of Newlands came in 2008 when she played for the Bok Women against the Nomads, an international invitational team.
‘I have enjoyed every experience I have had there,’ she said. ‘Newlands is one of those stadiums where you can literally feel the history when you walk in.
‘It is amazing to be on the pitch and look up into the stands and just know that everyone there is so passionate about rugby.’