Celebration Evening honours officials
SUFFOLK County Cup Final Match Officials were honoured at a Celebration Evening.
The event was held at Henley Community Centre, just outside Ipswich, for officials to mark their appointments to this season’s 11 adult competitions.
More than 50 guests attended Friday’s Celebration Evening at which officials were presented with a Suffolk FA tie to recognise their appointment.
Suffolk FA Workforce Development Manager Alan Dale, who organised the evening, said: “Congratulations to you all.
“Firstly, you have been selected for you consistent performances throughout this season and, secondly for your commitment across the season.”
Daniel Meeson, The FA Head of Refereeing – Technical & Development, spoke about managing ‘The Big Occasion’ ahead of the officials’ participation in the finals.
Chay Hathway, Suffolk FA Level 3 Match Official & The FA Technical & Development Support Officer, delivered a session on ‘Getting to Know Your Team’ in preparation for the finals.
The evening marked Alan Dale’s last event after six years working for Suffolk FA, initially as Referee Development Officer.
Alan Dale (left) is presented with a frame referees' shirt by Suffolk FA Chief Executive Richard Neal (right) to mark his service to Suffolk FA. Main photograph: The officials for this season's Endeavour Automotive Suffolk Premier Cup Final (left to right) assistant referee Louis Dawson, fourth official Callum Walchester, referee Brad Mingay, assistant referee Andy Gray and referee support officer Mick Thorpe.
He was presented with a framed referees’ shirt by Suffolk FA Chief Executive Richard Neal and Daniel Meeson presented him with a glass memento on behalf of The FA.
Appointments for this season’s adult county cup competition finals are as follows:
Endeavour Automotive Suffolk Premier Cup Final
Referee: Bradley Mingay
Assistant Referees: Louis Dawson & Andy Gray
Fourth Official: Callum Walchester
Referee Support Officer: Mick Thorpe
CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup Final
Referee: Jak Clark
Assistant Referees: Daniel Keeble & Isabel Chaplin
Fourth Official: Adrian Copsey
Referee Support Officer: John Tythcott
Parkers Pitches Suffolk Junior Cup Final
Referee: Paul Staddon
Assistant Referees: Calin Rogojan & Ian Hardy
Fourth Official: Darren Stobbart
Referee Support Officer: Mark Potkins
McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup Final
Referee: Andy Murphy
Assistant Referees: Dan Barrack & Sam Holman
Fourth Official: Graham Mackay
Referee Support Officer: Kevin Grimwood
Portable Space Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup Final
Referee: Carl Evans
Assistant Referees: Gary Roberts & Alistar Lloyd
Fourth Official: Jason Smith
Veo Suffolk Boys’ Under-18 Midweek Cup Final
Referee: Adrian Sannnerude
Assistant Referees: Aaron Etti & Ella Karkoska
Fourth Official: Gareth Moir
Referee Support Officer: Richard May
Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Cup Final
Referee: Henry Harvey
Assistant Referees: Anthony Reeve & Zac Trundell
Fourth Official: Oliver Morris-Sanders
Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Shield Final
Referee: Gareth Hayler
Assistant Referees: Mark Wright & Daniel McKenzie
Fourth Official: Darrel Goddard
Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Trophy Final
Referee: Marcus Sanders
Assistant Referees: Stephen Gray & Robert Wakeling
Fourth Official: Peter Owen
Best Badges Suffolk Veterans’ Cup Final
Referee: Chris Perkins
Assistant Referees: Mark Dyer & Julian Gibbons
Fourth Official: Carl Page
MH Goals Suffolk Women’s Cup Final
Referee: Tom Ling
Assistant Referees: Niamh Bailey & Amy Stockley
Fourth Official: Stephen Baldock
Referee Support Officer: Chris Dale