Referees given long service awards

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Colin Moat from March and Gary Nichols from Elm were among Cambridgeshire Football Association referees who were given 25-year long service awards.

Refs from all over the county came together at the Conference Premier fixture between Cambridge United and Welling United to celebrate over 600 years of long service to refereeing.

Some of the longest serving referees who have officiated at the top level of the game, received their FA award for 25, 40 and 50 years from Maurice Armstrong (FA Life Vice President), Roger Pawley (Cambridgeshire FA Vice Chairman) and Phil Hill (Cambridgeshire Referees’ Committee Chairman.)

Alan Young, Referees’ Development Manager at Cambridgeshire FA, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity to come together and recognise the hard work offered to refereeing in Cambridgeshire.

“I would also like to personally thank Maurice Armstrong, Ian Campbell and Cambridge United for supporting the event.”