A Toolstation NCEL match officials observer – who is set to start his 68th season in senior football – has been given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the FA.

83-year-old Frank Broughton was presented with the honour by England World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst at Hull University earlier this month at an East Riding County FA event.

The award has been given for “an outstanding contribution and excellent service to Refereeing”.

Frank started to referee in the 1960/61 season, continuing in that role for over three decades until he retired in 1995.

He also became an FA Licensed Instructor in 1973 and remains an active observer in our league and has earned the respect of all in football for the breadth of his knowledge and experience.

And, he is looking forward to the start of another season as an observer supporting referees in the NCEL.

All of the NCEL offers its congratulations to Frank for this well-earned accolade.

Source: www.ncefl.org.uk

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