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Updated: Tuesday 5th December
Merry Christmas one and all
I have been a bit slack on updating the website recently, pressures of work and family have restricted my time in keeping it more alive than normal so just trying before the day starts in ernest to get a few admin items done and dusted.
Cyril West Invitation Trophy kicks off
As the current Chairman of Guildford Referees Society I am honoured to say that one of our finest and I do not say that lightly previous Chairman has had the honour of having a cup competition named in his honour.
To be fair there cannot be a local player in the county of Surrey that has not heard of Cyril's name and his services to local football can surely not be matched, whilst I am sure the Surrey Advertiser would also like to say they have also had an axcellent correspondence battle with him.
There was an unusual start to the inaugrual fixture in this new competition between Bookham and Guildford Park, with Cyril performing the pre-match coin toss with the team captains AND taking the kick off for the home side.
The Competition, jointly administered by the Surrey Intermediate League Western and the Guildford & Woking Alliance, was “kicked off” by the man himself when attended the first fixture on 18th November at Christie Recreation Ground, Bookham.
Congratulations Cyril and on behalf of all at Guildford Referees Society may I say how very humble we are to have had you as part of the society for so many decades.
The society was established in 1925 to give an important voice piece for local referees who wanted to share experiences on and off the pitch.
Up to the modern day it still provides that valuable service for old and young alike. No matter what your level and experience is, there is always something you can learn from the Guildford Referees Society.
Remember, there are Referees out there and some you may come across on the park on any given weekend who do not belong to a Society. Ask them why? There are a lot more pros than cons in belonging to a Society and if nothing else, at least they are covered by the RA Insurance and in these days of Litigation it is well worth it.
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Yours in football,