City schoolchildren get to meet a top Premier League referee

Another top Premier League referee was in the city last week to pass on tips to Peterborough schoolchildren.

Thursday, 22nd November 2018, 7:56 am
Updated Thursday, 22nd November 2018, 9:12 am
Bishop Creighton Academy pupils with Chris Kavanagh. Pictures: RWT Photography

Chris Kavanagh was the man in the middle for the tenth Young Referees Day organised by the Peterborough Referees Association.

And what a busy day it was for the 33 year-old from Manchester.

His day started at 10am with a talk to pupils at the new Hampton Gardens School and then he moved on to meet more children at West Town Academy, Peterborough Regional College and Bishop Creighton Academy .

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Finally he went to Whittlesey to speak to sports students at the Sir Harry Smith Community College where he then oversaw an eight-team primary schools festival involving New Road, Coates, Alderman Jacobs and Park Lane.

Then in the evening he gave a presentation at the Fleet to over 200 prople.

During the proceedings he made several Peterborough RA presentations.

They were to:

Hampton Gardens students.

Cory Howard - Young Referee of the Season.

Rob Windle - Outstanding Contribution to Refereeing.

Hazel & David Burgess - Outstanding contribution to Refereeing.

Tom Beeton - Referee of the Season.

The eight primary school teams from Whittlesey.

Jakub Komisarczyk - Select Group Referee of the Season.

Kavanagh was accompanied during the day by Peterborough RA chairman Rob Windle, vice-chairman Stewart Francis, secretary Neil Smith and assistant secretary Josh Aves.

Peterborough Regional College students.