Stacey’s eager to be back in black!
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