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Tuesday September 4, 2018
Oliver Sparkles at Referees Meeting
Michael Oliver speaking at Preston Referees Society
Top Premier League referee Michael Oliver gave an absorbing talk to a packed room at the Preston Referees Society September meeting held in the Guild Lounge at Preston North End.
The Northumberland based official was introduced to refereeing at the age of 14 by his father Clive who was a Football League Referee. He was appointed to the Football League list of referees in 2007 at the age of 22 and he became the youngest ever Premier League referee three years later. He reached the FIFA list of referees in 2012 and the elite group of UEFA referees in 2018 at the age of 33.
His presentation, which lasted for 90 minutes, was illustrated by incidents from four of his high-profile matches and he invited the room to comment on his decisions based on the incidents being viewed from different angles. This was particularly interesting as we heard the views of experienced and inexperienced officials, assessors and club representatives.
Michael also gave us a view of the life of a top professional referee, his precise training programme, regular group training sessions with the other Premier League officials and the detailed and complicated travel arrangements involved when he referees abroad on International or Champions League games which have taken him to Chile, USA, Moscow and most of the top European clubs.
The enthusiastic applause at the end of his presentation showed that everyone present thoroughly enjoyed the evening and we will all watch his progress with interest.
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)
The AGM will be held at Acregate Lane Labour Club, Preston PR1 5QL, commencing at 8.00pm.
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Your kit collected from your club (or an address) at your convenient time, wash, dry and folded and returned back to you in time for your next game, for a small cost off £12.50 per kit.
Contact: Jay on 07970 352721 or 07960 696666.
Charter Standard StatusClubs interested in applying for Charter Standard Status are asked to telephone or e-mail Eamonn McNamara for details.
Team Kits & EquipmentIan Senior of SKkits is offering your own designed kit @ £36 per player (including VAT), all badges/numbers/sponsor logo''s, etc. included in latest sublimated method of production.
Ian also offers 30% discount to all member clubs on prices shown in current PRECISION TRAINING catalogue, which can be seen on SKkits.
You can contact Ian anytime on 07960 137232 or email Ian Senior.
Ian attends all our League Meetings and he provides a quick and reliable service to member clubs.
Players & Club Officials
Friendly games wantedWeavers Rest FC (Open Age team), who are entering the Bolton Sunday League next season are looking for some friendly games with our clubs if possible. They play at Atherton Community School.
Chris Brown on 07739 359034.
Kits for UgandaThe following clubs have donated kits and equipment to our Uganda Appeal where they will be gratefully received by the local footballers;
Wrea Green (4 Kits)
Warton Typhoons (7 kits)
Ashton Villa (3 kits)
Lostock St Gerards (6 kits)
Tanterton (8 kits)
Preston Muldoons (2 kits)
Mellor FC (5 kits)
Gregson Lane (3 kits)
Penwortham Hill Rovers (2 kits)
Springfields (8 kits)
Ashton on Ribble
Penwortham Town (16 kits)
Walton Athletic (3 kits)
Ribbleton Wanderers(2 kits)
Altrincham FC, SKkits (5 kits)
AFC Ashwood (2 kits)
Hunters (2 kits)
Mick Borwick (Various items)
George Nicholas (Various items)
Chorley Wanderers (8 kits)
Horwich St Marys
Brigg (4 Kits)
Acregate Lane LC
New Longton Rovers
Garstang (9 kits)
Fulwood Amateurs (3 kits)
Gregson Lane Wanderers (2 kits)
Leyland United (3 kits)
New Farington House (3 kits)
A total of 122 kits have been donated by our clubs to date.
If you have a spare kit you can donate to the Appeal, please contact Eamonn McNamara.
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The Lancashire Sunday League encourages all referees to become members of the Referees Association and it is League policy to give priority of appointments to those referees who are an RA member.
Preston Referees Society is based at Preston North End Football Club, Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston, PR1 6RU, they meet on the first Monday of each month during the football season and everyone is welcome to attend their meetings. The meetings start at 7.30pm and usually finish around 9.00pm.
Anyone interested in joining Preston Referees Society or has any queries about refereeing should contact the Society Secretary Shaun Taylor here.
: The Society provides physical training for its members at UCLan Sports Arena Training every Monday evening between 6.30-7.30pm except on Society Monthly Meeting nights when it will be brought forward to 6.00-7.00pm.
For further details about the physical training sessions please contact Paul Marsden here.
Lancashire Sunday Football League is always happy to accept new referees to its list of officials. If you have any enquiries about refereeing on the League or would like to be added to the list of officials, please contact the League’s Referee Manager Mark Moore here.
Mid Lancashire Football League operates on Saturday afternoons for Open Age clubs and they are also happy to accept new referees to its list of officials. If you have any enquiries about refereeing on the League or would like to be added to the list of officials, please contact the League’s Referee Secretary Tony Hawkes here.