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