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Paul Kettlewell to Referee the Challenge Cup Final

Paul Kettlewell - Challenge Cup Final Referee

Burton-in-Kendal based official Paul Kettlewell will referee the Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup Final AFC Ingol v Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs at Bamber Bridge FC on Wednesday 24 April 2019. He will be assisted by Marlon Gupta and Steve Downer with Mark Otto on 4th official duties.

In 1995 at the age of 29, Paul decided to give up playing football and take up refereeing in the North Lancashire League. He reached Class 1 status (Level 4 today) three years later and joined the West Lancashire League as a referee and assistant referee on the contributory league system. Four years later he was promoted to the contributory referees list which also includes being assistant referee on the National League. He was elevated to the Football League list of Assistant Referees in 2006 and he and spent 12 years at this level before retiring from the professional game due to a recurring injury.

Paul’s refereeing career ran alongside his full time role as a firefighter with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service. He served five years at Morecambe followed by a further twenty five at Lancaster Fire Station retiring before retiring in 2018.

Dan Hooton will referee the Presidents Cup Final on Wednesday 10 August; his Assistants are Jamie Law & Lewis Atkinson with Keith Martin 4th Official. Jordan Lockwood will referee the Youth Cup Final, BAE Warton v Winstanley Warriors Reds on Wednesday 3 April and he will have Joe Hind & Peter Fuller as his Assistants with Mark Hughes as 4th Official. The Youth Trophy Final Fulwood Amateurs v Mill Hill, played on 27 March was refereed by Matty Moss, he had Simon Mahomed & Paul Jackson as his Assistants and Josh Hodges was the 4th Official.

Eamonn McNamara.




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