Long serving Eastbourne referee John Wetherall was recently recognised for his service to football by the Football Association.
Wetherall has been a long serving member of The Eastbourne Referees’ Society and was a Committee Member for several years eventually taking on the role of Referee Mentor.
Referee Mentors is a scheme where newly qualified referees are observed during their first few games.
Wetherall refereed for many years in the Sussex Sunday Youth League, East Sussex Football League and officiated many local cup finals.
He has received recognition of his 25 years of refereeing services by The FA and The Sussex County Football Association. Wetherall is seen receiving his awards from Dave Rogers, SCRA Delegate and Roy Cheshire Eastbourne RA Delegate.