Referee Promotions

Essex Referees Celebrate Achieving 2021/22 Promotions

59 Match Officials Rewarded for Development and Dedication

High levels of development and dedication to improving standards during the 2021/22 season mean 59 Essex referees are celebrating promotions.

An impressive number of local match officials have been rewarded for their progressive approach and commitment. A list has been shared detailing all the referees who have been congratulated and moved up following their elevation in the latest round of FA and county promotions.

Essex County FA Referee Development Manager, Lukas Wood, is delighted with the successful candidates, explaining: “Our congratulations go to the many talented referees in Essex who operate to a high standard and have achieved success in the last year. These match officials have all shown commitment, desire and a willingness to learn.”

Find out more about the referee promotion process in Essex, or how to become a match official, by browsing the 'Referees' tab above. Information is also regularly shared on Twitter by @EssexCountyFA and @EssexReferees and by searching for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook.

The following Essex County FA match officials have received confirmation of their promotions from The FA:

Promoted to Level 2B (Step 2) Referee: Robert Claussen.

Promoted to Level 3 (Step 3 and 4) Referee: Joe Burgess, Richard Carter, Craig Charles, Reece Pinchback, Michael Scott, Ryan Smith.

Promoted to Level 4 (Step 5 and 6) Referee: Adekola Adeyemi, Adedotun Adeyemi, Royan Campbell, Jordan Dixon-Walker, Lee Markwick, Lewis Moore, Charles Nicholls, James Perry, Matthew Rowling, Luke Smith, Michael Wright.

Promoted to Step 1 Assistant Referee: Peter Wilson.

Congratulations, also, to the following referees, who have achieved promotions for the 2021/22 season:

Level 6 (County Referee) to Level 5 (Senior County Referee): John Adeoye, Daniel Axente, Alfie Davidson, James Davies, Rymell Francis, Jack Good, Adam Hatcliff, David Leeks, Daniel Mann, Adewale Olola, Andrew Owen, Leon Randall, Paul Sadler, Navin Sood, Henry Steele, Alfie Treacher, Anthony Vaughan, Archie Waine, Robert Walker, Robert Watson, Paul Watts.

Level 7 (Junior Referee) to Level 6 (County Referee): James Allaoui, Colin Bailey, Paul Bennett, Robert Bentley, Katie Dorling, Richard Evans, Joseph Greenleaf, Simon Harwood, Oliver Headington, Frank Holland, Marc Jordan, Jake Molloy, Peter Round, Jonathan Sly, Margarit Tsekov, James Turner, Zara Wickert, Joe Wise.

Level 4W (Women’s Regional Referee) to Level 3W (Women’s National Referee): Graham Pavitt.

The following referees were previously promoted ‘mid-season’ by The FA:

Promoted to Level 2B: Aaron Farmer.

Promoted to Level 3: Alexander Kyriacou, Fabio Roque.

Promoted to Level 4: Richard Baker, George Barker, Rhys Collins, Grant Conway, Benjamin Horne, Philip Molloy, Matthew Pointer, Daniel Ripton, Joseph Turnpenny.

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