Ashworth refereed many of the top games in South Australia. Internationally there was the first Test between China (represented by a team from the South China Athletic Association, Hong Kong) and Australia in Adelaide before a crowd of 23 000 in 1923. Canada versus Australia in 1924.
He was the referee when a selection from South Australia took on England in 1923 and Czechoslovakia (represented by Prague Bohemians) and China (a mixed team of graduates from colleges in Hong Kong and Shanghai) in 1927.
Ashworth also officiated in water polo. He was a member of the Olympic council, a swimming club, and he was Secretary of the South Australian Soccer Association from 1913 to 1920.
all this was found in an article by Roy Hay: Black (Yellow or Green) Bastards: Soccer Refereeing in Australia:A Much Maligned Profession
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