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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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|Mon 8th Oct 18|
Will be held at Acregate Lane Labour Club, Preston PR1 5QL, commencing at 8.00pm.
All clubs MUST be represented.
28 Oct 2018 - 11:00 K.O.
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Kit washing/Laundry ServiceOne Stop Laundry Services Ltd
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
Gregson Lane Youth Team looking for PlayersGregson Lane Youth team (youth division blue) who play their home games at Gregson Lane, Higher Walton, are looking for players to add to their squad.
Contact: Chris Lowe on 07741 909195.
FA Qualified Coach AvailableDaniel Cowell is currently enrolled on a university course for coaching and he would like to get some first hand experience. He is an FA Level 1 coach and he is looking to get Level 2 badge.
Contact Daniel on 07568 725691.
Midfielder Lewis looking for a clubMidfielder Lewis Williams has moved to the Preston area and he is looking for a club.
Contact Lewis on 07462 279927.
Goalie want a ClubGoalkeeper Simon Cafferty, based in Mellor, is looking for a club.
Contact Simon on 07378 344013.
Two mates looking for a ClubAlex Christopher & Matty Elliot are looking for a club, they can play various central positions such as Centre Back, Central Mid or Central Forward.
Contact Alex on 07766 524013.
Vernon Sports looking for playersCharter Standard club Vernon Sports (Div 1) who play at Vernon Carus Sports Ground are looking for player in all positions.
Contact: Steve Turton 07540 842706 or Chris Moon 07790 363901.
Hungarian lad looking for a ClubHungarian Lajos Szilagyi, who now lives in Preston is looking for a club, he plays midfield or striker.
Contact Lajos on 07481 103546.
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)
A total of 115 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.
Need extra players? Looking for a Club? Post a notice here Contact us.
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 BAC Club, South Meadow Lane, Preston PR1 8JP, 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 David McNamara 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.