Young Referee

Kent FA Launch Colin Boswell Young Referee of the Year Award

Members of our grassroots community can now nominate young match officials for our new award.

Each year, the Kent FA recognise and award fantastic individuals across Kent who put their heart and soul into the grassroots game across our county. 

Today, Kent FA are proud to launch a new award - The Colin Boswell Young Referee of the Year Award. 

Sadly, in May 2020, Colin Boswell, former Kent FA President, passed away after a short battle with cancer. Not only was he a former Kent FA President, but he was also secretary of the Medway Area Sunday Football League for four decades, President of the Rochester & District Football League and he also started the Kent Youth League in 1981. 

This award has been named in Colin’s memory and in celebration of his love and dedication to grassroots football in Kent. Sheila Boswell, Colin’s wife said:

“Colin would be thrilled to have this award named after him. He lived and breathed football. He was so passionate about helping and supporting young referees in this county and he would follow their progress as they developed in the game. We cannot wait to meet the award winner in September.”

The Colin Boswell Young Referee of the Year Award is open for nominations to all referees aged 14-21-year-old. 
Darryl Haden, Chief Executive of the Kent FA, added:

“This new award is a fitting tribute to Colin, who dedicated so much of his life to Kent Football, and as a County FA we are very proud to be able to launch this as part of our grassroots awards for 2021. Colin was very supportive of young referees across the County and took great pleasure in seeing them develop. We look forward to receiving the nominations for young referee of the year.”

So, what are you waiting for? 

Nominate your Young Referee of the Year today here 

Nominations close 4 May 2021. 

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