Nicholas Titman recently became the latest Peterborough man to be presented with an FA 50-years service-to-football award at a ceremony in Northampton.
Titman started his footballing career in Barton Upon Humber before moving to London.
A knee injury curtailed playing the game and he passed a referee course in 1969.
He made rapid progress being promoted from class 3 to class 1 in successive seasons which opened the doors to refereeing all around the world including the USA .
In 1975 he refereed the English Schools Under 18 Final.
From 1986 he was a resident of Peterborough and regularly officiated in the Peterborough League and the Midland Purity League.
He was a regular for 19 years refereeing the RWT 7-a-side leagues.
He is also widely known as a mentor, assessor and administrator of football and has also organised Futsal tournaments in Belgium and Luxembourg and the UK & Ireland Coroprate Games.
He was previously a member of the West Riding Referees Association and the Peterborough Referees Association.