Grantham and District Referees' Association



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Referee Lee Turner is cycling from London to Paris to raise funds for Diabetes UK.

Lee Turner

Lee said: ďDiabetes runs in our family. My mum, brother, dad, great Auntie, nan and grandad all have Type 1. Diabetes UK has given me a lot of support over the last 20 years and now I feel itís my time to give something back to them.Ē People with Type 1 diabetes have to manage their blood glucose levels through taking daily insulin doses. No one knows what causes the condition, but itís not to do with being overweight and it isnít currently preventable. He said: ďI grew up with diabetes and have always had it so donít know anything different. Iíve always been quite sporty. I donít let it stop me doing anything.Ē

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National Recognition

Mick Massingham (L) and Albert Astbury

A local football referee has received national recognition for his services to the game. Local referee and chairman of the Grantham and District Refereesí Association, Mick Massingham, has been awarded the National Refereesí Association Long and Meritorious Service Award. The award was presented to Mick by the chairman of the refereesí association, Albert Astbury, at the recently held National Conference and annual meeting. Mick started refereeing in the 1978-79 season, officiating in the Newark Sunday League because he was still playing football on Saturdays in the Grantham League. In 1987, Mick became chairman of the Grantham association and has just completed his 27th year in office. Mick became a referee instructor in 1998, successfully putting more than 500 candidates through a refereesí course. He is also a qualified mentor to new referees. In the past 34 years, Mick has refereed more than 1,700 games and is still going strong.


The GDRA are on the lookout for any old, but serviceable, clothing and equipment that could be used to help out newly qualified referees.


Lincolnshire Football Association Limited can be contacted at:

Lincolnshire County Football Association Headquarters
Deepdale Enterprise Park, Deepdale Lane, Nettleham
Lincoln. LN2 2LL

Tel No.: 08449 67 07 08
Fax No.: 08449 67 07 09


are held on the last Thursday of the month at the Railway Club, Grantham. Meetings start prompt at 7:30pm. Everybody welcome.

Commitee Meetings:
are held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Railway Club Grantham at 8:00pm



To find us:

Railway Club, Huntingtower Road, Grantham, Lincs, NG31 7AU.  
Unfortunately mapping software is unable to locate the railway Club accurately. Turn off Huntingtower Road alongside the school towards the railway tunnel and the Railway Club is located at the end. Clicking on the picture will open up Google Maps


Railway Club


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