Jill Proctor Inducted added to Delta Sports Hall of Fame

Pioneer, Jill Proctor, Honoured



In 1993, Proctor began a journey that led her to becoming the first woman to work a professional match in B.C. and the first female FIFA credentialed referee in BC.

As a FIFA referee, Proctor was selected from a world-class group of referees to officiate at the U19 Women’s World Cup (2002), Algarve Cup (2002), China Four Nations Cup (2004), CONCACAF Women’s U19 World Cup Qualifying Tournament (2004) and the Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in Costa Rica (2004).

Along the way, Proctor needed to face those that said FIFA would never accept a woman referee which only inspired her strive to be more competent than others. Despite this, she had a strong support network led by her husband Gerry, also a FIFA referee.