In 2009, Mark Doubrough became a District Referee. Since then, and in recent years, Mark has become very involved at various levels in the development of match officials.
While not actually ever being a Club Head Referee, Mark has assisted with the Club Head Referee role in Orillia/Ramara since 2011. He has also sat in numerous positions on the Orillia District Soccer Club including both President and Referee Assignor.
In 2014, Mark was appointed to the Ontario Soccer Technical Advisory Group, his first real introduction to Ontario Soccer Match Officials activities. In this role, Mark used many parts of mentoring program originally set up in Orillia/Ramara to help develop the Ontario Soccer mentoring model. Mark also assisted in developing the Ontario Soccer 'Club's Best Practices Handbook’ for Club Head Referees.
Mark has held various roles over the past few years including Assistant Director of Officials for North American Indigenous Games 2017 and Ontario Summer Games 2018, and Director of Officials for Ontario-Quebec Series in 2018.
Mark retired from the OPP in 2019 after 32 years of service, which allowed him more time for Match Officials development. He has been the District Assessor, District Instructor and Huronia's District Referee Coordinator since 2019.
Mark takes great pride in referee retention through mentorship, as well as having the opportunity to develop eager match officials looking to improve and strive for higher levels of soccer.
Mark was nominated by the Match Officials Development Committee.