As­so­ci­a­tion’s ‘great debt’ to Brian

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

AT the re­cent an­nual gen­eral meet­ing of the Berks and Bucks Ref­er­ees’ As­so­ci­a­tion, sec­re­tary Brian Richards re­tired af­ter nearly 20 years of ser­vice.

The oc­ca­sion was marked by the pre­sen­ta­tion of an en­graved sil­ver tankard by the chair­man of the as­so­ci­a­tion, Bill Cleere.

In mak­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion, Mr Cleere said the as­so­ci­a­tion owed a great debt to Mr Richards for his tire­less work he had car­ried out in pro­mot­ing the cause of foot­ball ref­er­ees in Berks and Bucks and es­tab­lish­ing a good re­la­tion­ship with the county FA.

As well as the usual du­ties of a sec­re­tary, he had been re­spon­si­ble for a news­let­ter, pro­duced four times a year and deal­ing with ref­er­ee­ing is­sues and achieve­ments, which is sent to all mem­bers of Berks and Bucks RA.

Mr Richards, who lives in Amer­sham, is also cur­rently pres­i­dent of the Chiltern District Ref­er­ees’ So­ci­ety. Dur­ing the 1980s and 1990s he was its sec­re­tary for 15 years.

He was then chair­man for three years at the begin­ning of this cen­tury.

He still ed­its the so­ci­ety’s magazine The Chiltern Ref­eree, which is pro­duced 10 times a year and dis­trib­uted to all so­ci­ety mem­bers, as well as be­ing sent to ref­er­ees all over the coun­try.

He has been pro­duc­ing this magazine now for more than 30 years.

GREAT WORK: Brian Richards (right) re­ceives a sil­ver tankard from as­so­ci­a­tion chair­man Bill Cleere

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