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Mid-season referee promotions

Congratulations to James Cliffe and Louis Stamp

Lincolnshire FA is delighted that two of our match officials have been recognised in The FA's mid-season referee promotions.

James Cliffe (pictured above) 26 from Bourne and Louis Stamp (pictured below) 27 from Scunthorpe will now referee on Step 3 and 4 Leagues in addition to becoming an Assistant Referee on Step 2 games (National League North and South).

It is the reward for consistent performances over the past 12 months, which has seen them reach the pinnacle of their respective merit list at Step 5 and 6 each comprising around 100 referees. 

L StampMichael Brader, Lincolnshire FA Referee Development Manager, said: “These two young men have always displayed commitment and hard work in their refereeing career and are now really reaping the rewards. They both made a conscious decision ahead of this season to place greater emphasis on enjoying their games, removing where possible the outside influences that can bring with it additional pressures, proving a positive mental preparation is just as important in producing strong performances as the fitness levels the game demands. 

"Pleasingly, we now have more referees at this level than ever before and credit must go to the volunteer workforce who are out every week mentoring, coaching and observing match officials across Lincolnshire.”



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