Stacey’s ea­ger to be back in black!

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

YEOVIL Town midfielder Stacey Pear­son has opted to go back to black and hang up her boots in or­der to build on her ca­reer as a ref­eree.

The 28-year-old, who holds the hon­our of scor­ing Yeovil’s first-ever Women’s Su­per League goal, has re­tired with im­me­di­ate ef­fect as she seeks to make the move from a step-five to a step-four qual­i­fied of­fi­cial.

Booked once in her play­ing ca­reer, Pear­son cur­rently ref­er­ees men’s games in the Som­er­set County League Premier Di­vi­sion and hopes a few more free Sun­days can see her make the step up by Fe­bru­ary 2016.

And Pear­son says her end goal is to ref­eree on the grand­est stage of all.

“A close friend of mine once said if I worked hard I could go all the way and even get to a World Cup one day, so I want to prove him right and this is the first step in do­ing that,” said Pear­son, who spent nine years play­ing for the Glovers.

“I have made some amaz­ing friends, played with some qual­ity play­ers and cre­ated some amaz­ing mem­o­ries, which I will al­ways cher­ish.”


WHIS­TLE RE­TURN: Stacey Pear­son, here in ac­tion for Yeovil, is go­ing to fo­cus on ref­er­ee­ing

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