GLOBEX extends sponsorship of Suffolk FA Referee Development Programme

on 26 October 2017


We are delighted to confirm that Globex is increasing its support of Suffolk Football Association’s (FA) Referee Training Programme.

For the past six seasons, we have proudly sponsored the Youth Referees’ Academy.  From the 2017-2018 season onwards, we will extend our support to cover the development of all referees across Suffolk.

Director Andy Wilding said: “For the seventh consecutive season, I am pleased to sponsor the Referees’ Academy at Suffolk FA. I often get asked ‘why do I do it?’ or ‘what do I get out of it?’ and the answer is quite simple; having my business name at the very forefront of refereeing development at our County FA and seeing my brand on referee attire adorned by young referees & referee coaches alike, gives me a fantastic feeling of satisfaction.  

“I get quite a buzz seeing the Globex Freight Management Ltd brand highlighted in the local media, on the Suffolk FA website and at various Academy refereeing events.”

Andy is a former referee himself and is now a licensed FA referee tutor. Globex is also a long-term sponsor of local football, Felixstowe and Walton United.

Suffolk FA Senior Referee Development Officer Alan Dale said: “I am delighted that Andy has chosen to extend his sponsorship for this season.

“The referees that have been part of the Referees’ Academy have benefited massively from his support in recent seasons and it is fantastic that this will now extend to all of the Match Officials and the Referee Development Team.

“My thanks go to Andy and Globex Freight Management for their continued investment in to improving refereeing standards and opportunities for all in Suffolk.”

Pictured above at the launch of the sponsorship are (left to right) Suffolk FA Youth Referee Appointments Officer Ian Atkins, Globex Freight Management Managing Director Andy Wilding and Suffolk FA Senior Referee Development Officer Alan Dale.

Globex are a sister company of Omni Freight Services, who are sponsors of the Suffolk Premier Cup.

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