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End of Season Referee Promotions

Our final round of referee promotions for the 2022-23 season have been confirmed.

As the 2022/23 season draws to a close we are delighted to confirm an additional 22 referee promotions achieved within the first year of the new Progression Pathway.

The full list of confirmed promotions can be seen below:

Promoted to Level Y2 (for U16 referees)

Shaan Aggarwal
James Govan

Promoted to Level 6

Regan Beaumont
Robert Pell
Simon Cook
Lola Pollard
Joel Cripps
Ian Purvis
Leslie Langham
Joey Rymer
David Masters
Robert Whitlam
Benjamin Neo
Shaun Wood

Promoted to Level 5

Chris Ball
Alexander Micallef
Dominic Bennett
Ross Newton
Mark Griffin
Charlotte Pilling
Stephen Koullapis
Joshua Whittall

In addition to our own BBFA promotions, The FA have also announced the following BBFA Referees have been promoted:

Promoted to Level 4

Katherine Allen
Sam Waterhouse
Gary Ogden
Simon Witting
Ethan Stacey

Promoted to Level 3

Craig Davenport
Scott Hamilton

We have also had several officials promoted on the Specialist Assistant Referee route:

Promoted to Step 1 AR

Jake Hillier
David Pilling

Promoted to Step 2 AR

Stephen Williams

Confirming the final promotion achievements of the season, Berks & Bucks FA, Referee Development Officer, Sam Myatt, said: “I want to start by saying congratulations to all of our officials who have received positive news over the last few weeks. This news marks the end of what has been an incredibly tough season and it is great to see so many officials being rewarded for their efforts on the pitch.

“As we come the end of the new Progression Pathway, we have seen a massive increase in the number of candidates applying to join the pathway and look forward to seeing that continue to grow as we keep pushing all referees who are keen to progress.

“I also want to say a big thank you to our Promotion Co-Ordinators who have worked tirelessly throughout the season, dealing with an increased number of candidates. Without them, none of this would not have been possible.”

Applications for the 2023-24 Progression Pathway are open alongside Referee Registration from the 1st June and match officials can register their interest here.

For more information about Referee Promotions please contact Berks & Berks FA, Referee Development Officer, Sam Myatt, via email. Alternatively, please visit the dedicated Referee section of our website.

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