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Match Official of the Year: Red Egan

The England Football Grassroots Awards

We are delighted to announce that Red Egan has won our Match Official of the Year Award as part of England Football’s Grassroots Football Awards.

This Award looks to recognise a match official who has the determination and drive to ensure everyone plays fair.

Red is in his first full season as a Level 4 and has dedicated time both on and off the pitch to improve himself and taken time out to develop younger referees.

The Chair of the County RA-FA Youth Council, Red, alongside this role, has also set up training events for grassroots referees and regularly supports the local Brighton Referees Association as a committee member.

He has led the RA-FA Youth Council training evenings, inviting guest speakers, and targeting new / potential referees linking in with local youth teams. 

This led to well attended sessions and some attendees booking on future referee courses.

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England Football Grassroots Awards 2023 - Match Official of the Year: Red Egan
Congratulations to Red Egan, our England Football Match Official of the Year!

As a level 4, Red has had a standout season. In this, his first year, Red has been towards the top or at the top of the merit table and has been given a Level 3 development game.

His performance was recognised by an email sent to the Isthmian League praising his performance. He is an exemplar in his fitness standards and was rewarded through his selection as an assistant referee for this year’s Sussex Senior Challenge Cup Final.

Red has made steady progress from level 7, four years ago and was promoted to Level 4 mid-season last season.

Outside of refereeing Red is a secretary of a local Sunday League football team, and occasionally dusts his boots off when the team is short.

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