Gary Beswick

Referee Promotions

Durham FA are delighted to announce the following referee promotions for next season.

Promoted to National List
Marc Edwards

Promoted to National List Assistant
Daniel Woodward

Promoted to Level 2A
Andrew Kitchen

Promoted to Panel Select Assistant
Michael Burrows
Alex Clark
Promoted to Level 2B
James Westgate
Jonny Urwin

Promoted to Level 3
Chris Joyce
Paul Cooper
Connor Scott

Promoted to Level 4
Matthew Guffick
Matthew Smith
Joshua Gordon
Guy Campbell
John Davison

Promoted to Level 5
Dan Van Hymus
Ryan Abraham
Jack Arrowsmith
Luke Collins
Victoria Davison
Alex Ferriday
Lewis Hardy
Connor Kitson
Liam Lacey
Thomas James
Michael Moore
Matthew Heath

Promoted to Level 6
Ryan Ashton
Andrew Broadbent
Callum Donnelly
Joseph Dredge
Andrew McDonnell
Brandon Sturdy
Joseph Thompson
Barry Tones
David Carr
David Mitchell

Alex Clark Referee Development Officer: “On behalf of Durham FA may I offer our congratulations to all of our referees who have been promoted this season. Their promotions are a testament to their hard work and dedication as well as their on field performance."

Jonny Urwin commented: "I'm delighted to have been promoted to 2B for the forthcoming season. There is no doubt that my development has been accelerated by the work of Durham FA Referee Academy between the levels 7 and 4, latterly through FA CORE and also through my support network of colleagues and peers. The hard work starts again here and I can't wait to get started again in August"

James Westgate stated: “There is no better feeling than receiving an email to say that you have been promoted. I am absolutely over the moon to have received it and I can’t wait for the new season to get started! The academy was a massive help in getting me to this stage of my career in refereeing. From regular contact with other referees, to video analysis and debates, to fitness sessions and a dedicated coach it has all helped me get to this point.”

Andrew Kitchen noted: “I am absolutely delighted to have been promoted at the end of a season which has seen lots of hard work produce some outstanding high points! The support I received coming through the system, particularly when I was a Level 7 referee that joined the DFA Academy has helped to provide me with the basis on which I have been able to build in subsequent seasons”

If you are interested in refereeing or joining our Durham FA Centre of Refereeing Excellence please contact;

Get in touch
Alex Clark
Referee Development Officer
T: 0191 3872928 (Option 2 then Option 6)