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Referee Awards

Celebrating the best referees in Lancashire

2017 Lancashire FA Referee Awards winners
Our 2017 Referee Awards winners

The Lancashire FA Referee Awards Evening is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of referees all across the county.

We'll be holding the ceremony for the third consecutive year in 2018 - full details below:

Date: Friday 18th May
Venue: Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Blackburn Road, Clayton-le-Moors, Blackburn, BB5 5JP
Ticket Price: £25 (includes three course meal)

We are delighted to announce that the evening will be hosted by Premier League referee Jonathan Moss, with Premier League assistant referees Andy Halliday and Ed Smart our Guests of Honour.

Dr Oetker will be sponsoring the event, but we are also looking for sponsors of each individual award.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.

To enquire about sponsorship, please contact Lewis Smith.

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Referee Awards 2017

Over 150 people attended last year's event, which saw Premier League referees Neil Swarbrick, Anthony Taylor, Martin Atkinson and Jonathan Moss feature as special guests, taking part in an entertaining and insightful Q&A session and handing out the awards.

The evening was generously sponsored by Dr. Oetker and several awards also benefited from individual sponsors.

Our 2017 award winners were as follows:

  • John Lewis Newcomer of the Year Award: Joe Kirkley
  • Jack Clough Volunteer of the Year Award: Ismail Esat
  • Jack Kelly Extra Mile Award, sponsored by Preston Referees Association: Anthony Wager
  • Natalie Walker Female Referee of the Year Award, sponsored by Bolton at Home Sunday League: Emily Carney
  • Jack Howcroft Society Volunteer of the Year Award, sponsored by Lancashire Referees Association: Eamonn McNamara
  • Fred Graham Services to Grassroots Refereeing Award, sponsored by Dr. Oetker: Albert Handley
  • Ken Dagnall Academy Referee of the Year Award, sponsored by Lancashire FA Referees Department: Jonathan Chadwick
  • Bob Matthewson Young Referee of the Year Award, sponsored by West Lancashire Football League: Kavan Hurn
  • Bert Fogg Senior Referee of the Year Award, sponsored by Lancaster & Morecambe Service to Youth League: Leigh Doughty
  • WF Brunell Lifetime Achievement Award: David Allison
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