Wakefield Referees Honoured For Long Service
Three referees from the Wakefield District were honoured at County HQ earlier this year in recognition of their dedication to the game. Brian Wilson, John Hagyard and Ken Hughes each racked up 25 years of service and were invited to Woodleford to receive their awards.
Wakefield & District Sunday Football League would like to congratulate all three recipients and thank-you for your services to football and the League.
25 Years Of Service Award Recipients
Brian Wilson (Wakefield)
Former Supply League referee Brian has been involved in both the Saturday and Sunday Leagues in and around the Wakefield area for most of his career. More recently, Brian has extended his refereeing appointments to include games in the Heavy Woollen Gate Sunday Alliance League.
John Hagyard (Wakefield)
John has also been honoured to receive the award of a County FA final tie appointment as well as receiving similar honours from Wakefield Saturday and Sunday Leagues in their Cup final ties. Despite an injury set-back some five years ago, John has remained an active referee in the Wakefield area.
Ken Hughes (Wakefield)
Ken migrated to the West Riding area from Lancashire bringing with him 22 years of refereeing experience. To receive a long-service award for a further 25 years is an achievement that is hard to find. Ken progressed to become a National List Assistant Referee, serving the Football League for 10 years in all. He appeared as an assistant referee in a European Cup Quarter Final tie and gained the honour of a ‘3-Lions’ badge for his appointment as an assistant referee in the FA Sunday Cup Final. Ken, who is also an active member of Wakefield RA, continues to offers his services to the West Riding County FA across a wide range of Competitions.
Individual pen pics & Photograph (c) 2010 West Riding County Football Association