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Cornwall RA celebrated their pandemic delayed Centenary Dinner on Saturday 26th March 2022 (original Date: Saturday 28th March 2020).
80 People booked to attend the dinner, the majority had paid back in 2020 & allowed the association to hold the payments for the re-arranged date. Unfortunately some of the members had to withdraw due to the pandemic
Sandy Lodge Hotel, Newquay served a varied meal with their normal high standard.
The Principal Guests were 1998 World Cup Final Assistant Referee, Mark Warren , & the National RA President, Paul Field.
Ray Brown, Chairman of CCRA, thanked the National Association, County & Society Officers for their help & support in overseeing the major re-structure work of the County Association.

He thanked the National Association for their help with the re-structure, the free membership scheme which had aided recruitment of new members & the Board approving the National Awards in time for presentation at the Centenary Dinner.

He advised he was proud & honoured to be Chairman of the Association, particularly in the Centenary Year & thanked Paul Field for the invitation to become a National Ambassador in 2017.
Mark Warren took the audience through his journey to the 1998 World Cup Final Appointment as well as his Football League Career including the 1995 FA Cup Final, 1997 League Cup Final, 1994 Charity Shield & 1994 League 1 Play-Off Final.

Mark answered members questions & was thanked by the Chairman.
Paul Field gave an informative talk which included extracts from the minutes of Cornwall hosting the National RA Conference in 1960. In more recent times, Mid Cornwall RA had won the National 5-a-Side in 1986 and both West Penwith & Mid Cornwall societies had taken part in the National Quiz Finals,
The Chairman thanked Paul for his attendance & for the massive strides the National Association had made over the last decade.

Awards & Presentations

Mark Warren was invited to present the FA & Schools FA Awards with Paul Field invited to present the National & County RA Awards.
Cornwall Schools FA Referee Long Service Award
  • Ray Brown
  • John Reid
  • Iain Tucker (unable to attend due to pandemic)
Cornwall Schools FA Long Service Award
  • Ray Brown
Football Association & Cornwall Football Association 25 Year Awards
  • Ken Keemer
  • Andy Philip
  • Robin Tucker (unable to attend due to pandemic)
  • Malcolm West
40 Year Award
  • Steve Lawrence
50 Year Award
  • Ray Emmans
Peter Walters Trophy
  • Gerald Munden

Cornwall Referees Association Awards

Special Award

Dave Gilbert
15 Year Certificate
  • Kevin Knowles
  • Luke Wilkes

County MSA
  • Ken Keemer
  • Gerald Munden
  • Malcolm West

County Life Membership
  • Ray Brown
  • Graham Pascoe (unable to attend due to ill health)
  • Iain Tucker (unable to attend due to pandemic)

National Referees Association
50 Year Awards
  • Chris Coombes
  • Ray Emmans
  • Jim O’Brien
  • Graham Pascoe (unable to attend due to ill health)
  • Iain Tucker (unable to attend due to pandemic)
  • Bill Williams (unable to attend due to pandemic)

National Life Membership
  • Steve Lawrence
Presentation of Centenary Bowl to Cornwall RA
  • Received by Cornwall RA Chairman, Ray Brown
The Cornwall Referees' Association wish to thank the following sponsors: PGMOL Ltd, National Referees' Association, Exeter City FC, Sandy Lodge Hotel, Pentreath Printing, Cornwall Combination League, Cornwall Central Referees Society, Cornwall West Referees Society, Ray Brown, Dave Gilbert, Steve & Sue Lawrence, Dave Lessels, Dave Martin and Iain & Caroline Tucker.
The Cornwall Referees' Association wish to thank the members, past & present, and the societies for the loan of the items of memorabilia on display during the evening.

Chris Coombes being presented with his award.
S Lawrence being presented with his award.
R Brown being presented with his award.
R Emmans being presented with his award
J O’Brien being presented with his award.

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