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Tottman overjoyed with golden finish

14:00 20 February 2014

Romford

Romford's Joy Tottman, now known as Joy Johnston, will referee the ice hockey women's gold medal match at the Winter Olympics

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Former Albany pupil referees biggest match of career

Romford’s Joy Tottman admitted to a great sense of pride after being assigned the women’s ice hockey gold medal match at the Winter Olympics.

Former Albany pupil Tottman, officiating at her third Games, is due to take charge of the showdown between Canada and the USA in Sochi tonight.

And Tottman, who followed her late dad Dave into refereeing as a youngster, revealed it had been an emotional few days in Russia.

“I do wish my Dad was around to see this and I’d be lying if I said I haven’t thought about him a lot over the last few weeks,” she said.

“I’ve wanted to call him, hear his voice, talk him through everything that is happening and above all thank him for everything he did to get me where I am today.

“I do now know what it feels like to be proud of myself. I’ve given everything I have and am proud and honoured to be working the game I’ve been assigned.

“The encouragement and support I have had from officials around the world and from back home is incredible.

“The excitement and genuine happiness of my friends and family brings a lump to my throat and fills me with the desire to make you all proud. I will be giving my all.”

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