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PUBLISHED: 15:25 05 October 2012

Romford referee Kevin Harris is raising money for Save the Children

Romford referee Kevin Harris is raising money for Save the Children

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Raising funds for ‘Save the Children’

Romford Referee Society member Kevin Harris is undertaking a 24-hour charity cycle ride for Save the Children, and he’s looking for support in the form of sponsorship.

Having confessed that he “prefers to spend my evenings sat in front of the telly” he will find the exertion particularly challenging on November 8, so all donations online at will be appreciated.

The society’s next meeting is at Harold Wood Sports Pavilion on Monday (8pm).

Guest speaker will be senior referee Craig Pullen, who will give a lecture on Pre-Match Preparation, Selling Decisions and Positioning.

Admission is free and open to all local referees and those considering the role.

Children hunting for a football-filled half-term should look no further than the free, two-hour holiday sessions for boys and girls aged 5-11, run by Essex’s FA Tesco Skills Team at St Clere’s School on Wednesday October 31.

The team will be at Butts Lane in Stanford-le-Hope all day and school years 1-3 will be welcome in the morning from 10am-12pm.

An afternoon session is then planned for year 4-6 pupils from 1-3pm.

Spaces are limited, so early booking to play a part in the ‘Skills Revolution’ is advised to avoid disappointment.

FA Tesco Skills aims to give youngsters nationwide the chance to get active and have fun while improving their football technique. Places can be reserved with Lauren on 07931 126809 or via email at

To book online visit, which is also the home of free coaching videos, football tips and fun games.

Local charity, Essex Boys & Girls Clubs (EBGC), need sponsorship to keep their Under-16 squad running so they can continue to provide a team linked to their social and character-building activities, which include events and courses designed to increase employability and confidence.

EBGC run a representative squad of players from their 130-plus youth groups, including many from grassroots clubs. They meet for monthly training sessions and travel the region to compete and bond through football.

The squad ends the year with a new network of new friends and increased confidence as well as, hopefully, some additional footballing skills.

To cover their costs, they are looking for sponsors for 2013 so they can continue to provide this service.

To find out more about everything they do for youngsters in Essex and East London, visit their website at

Alternatively, contact Juliet Townsend on (07984) 794004 or via E-Mail at

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