9 October 2019

Penwortham Priory Academy students are hoping to keep their cards in their pockets as they officiate at the South Ribble Primary School Central Venue Football Tournament.

The Year 8 and 9 students have all undergone a course with the Lancashire Football Association, the Football Laws Awareness Course.  Following the completion of the course, students were able to complete the Basic Referee Course and they can now referee in the local leagues and at the South Ribble tournament, for Years 5 and 6, which is held on Priory pitches.

“Students were selected due to their excellent commitment to extra-curricular sport and their enthusiasm to do it,” said Mr Bullock, Head of PE & School Sport at Priory.  “A lot of those who did the course play football and it gives them a broader view of the game.  They understand that the job of the referee isn’t an easy one!”

One of the students Connor said: “I enjoyed the course but there were a lot of rules, there were a lot of new rules as well I didn’t know about.”

A Boreham, C Clark, O Snape, A Evans, L Cawood, I Marshall, H Jones, A Robinson, Z Alty, R Bertram, J Thompson, C Mitchell, S Podmore-Napin

Missing from photo - K Read, R Kane, L Webster,