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In this podcast
4:47 – Welcome Gavin Badger
5:28 – How him and Kasey first started a podcast with NRL.com
6:41 – Referees being able to tell their stories
7:23 – Who he went for as a kid
8:34 – Living with his wife Kasey during Isolation (maybe cut out)
12:55 – Women emerging into the NRL referees squad
15:45 – How he continues to get his body ready at the age of 48
17:45 – Having a point of difference
18:45 – Little Badge growing up in Waterloo
20:32 – How he found out of his Indigenous heritage
21:55 – Changing his Surname
24:08 – Why he chose to tell his story of childhood abuse
31:15 – Has it made him feel different speaking about it
32:30 – Playing footy with Terry Hill & Tricky Trindall
34:30 – Disliking referees growing up
35:59 – Making the referees junior reps squad
36:52 – Did he want to be a professional ref
37:55 – His great on-field demeanour with players
40:22 – Did he enjoy the two referees
41:06 – Mentoring young refs
42:38 – Finding out about his first grade debut from Robert Finch
45:10 – Gorden Tallis and beers with the Broncos
48:15 – Getting smashed by players in his first season
48:34 – When he felt comfortable in first grade
49:40 – Thoughts towards 400 first grade games
50:11 – Coach with the biggest impact on his career
51:51 – Bouncing back from a bad game
53:04 – How he uses social media
54:19 – How he started supporting the Kansas City Chiefs
57:55 – His obsession with sneakers
1:02:05 – Representing his culture in the NRL All Stars game
1:04:07 – His beep test record
1:05:46 – 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party
Gavin Badger is a professional rugby league referee . After debuting in the NRL in 2004 has refereed over 350 first grade games which puts him third all time.He hosts a podcast with his wife Kasey on NRL.com, coaches junior referees through the NSW Rugby League system while is always positively involved in the community.
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