Society’s top referees receive awards

Society member of the year Gareth Billingham receives his award from Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell (left) and society chairman Dave Merrick.
Society member of the year Gareth Billingham receives his award from Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell (left) and society chairman Dave Merrick.
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More than 100 people attended Castleford and Featherstone Rugby League Referee Society’s annual awards night at the New Wheatsheaf, Castleford.

The event was hosted by MC Steve Taylor and the guest of honour was Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell, who presented the awards.

Award winners were:

Junior touch judge of the year : Joe Turner. Junior referee of the year : Jake Butcher. Senior touch judge of the year : Joe Stearne. The Martin Bingley award for the most improved official: Cameron Worsley. Society member of the year: Gareth Billingham. Charlie Atherton Memorial award for senior referee of the year: Ellis McCarthy.