The evening was opened by Brian King, Referee’s Committee Chairman, who congratulated everyone present on their achievement. “Being appointed to these prestigious games are a reflection of their commitment to refereeing and achieving a high level of performance throughout the season” commented Brian.
Mr John Chappell announced each cup final appointment and referees were given a chance to meet their match day team. A full list of appointments can be found here.
To further support the officials, Oxfordshire FA Referee Tutors delivered four interactive workshops which focussed on working as a team, understanding and managing a cup final, and match day responsibilities.
John Farries also discussed in more detail the importance of team work and gave an excellent presentation involving pieces of string and stress balls!
“The evening was a great success and now all appointed officials are really looking forward to their big day and we wish them well” stated Nigel Saverton, Workforce Manager at Oxfordshire FA.
If you would like to be one of the future recipients of a cup final appointment then why not start that journey now by booking onto a Referees course today – for more information on becoming a referee please click here.