Final whistle? Hitchin Sunday League fear the end as referee shortage bites hard
- Credit: HITCHIN SUNDAY LEAGUE
It hasn't always been smooth sailing for the Hitchin Sunday League in recent years and they now face another battle - a lack of referees.
The league is the last man standing in north Hertfordshire, a fact they have worked hard to maintain, but with a number in their current pool starting to retire, and not enough new officials coming through to replace them, their existence is once more under threat.
A spokesman for the league said: "If we are unable to recruit some new referees, we can see the league having to fold within a couple of years.
"Obviously we would like to avoid this happening and would welcome any new referees wishing to join.
"Alternatively if you are not qualified as a referee yet but would like to take the referees course. please get in touch."
Call referees secretary Chris Scott on 07788 153838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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