Darren Williams

Prestigious appointment for NFA referee

Darren Williams appointed to Vanarama National League North Promotion Final

Fantastic news for the refereeing community at Northumberland FA as recently nominated Select Panel Assistant Darren Williams has been appointed to his first major final.


Williams, 40, will act as Assistant Referee no. 1 during Saturday’s Vanarama National League North Promotion Final between Boston United FC and Altrincham FC.


He will be assisting referee Adam Herczeg together with fellow assistant referee Reece Davies. Fourth Official Scott Tallis and Reserve Assistant Referee Dane Mccarrick complete the refereeing team line up.


The news comes hot on the heels of last week's announcementnthat another Northumberland FA registered referee, Adam Nichol, also a recently nominated Select Panel Assistant, was appointed as Assistant Referee in the semi final match of Vanarama National League North Promotion between York City and Altrincham FC.ot 


Congratulating both individuals upon such an achievement, NFA Referee Development Officer Kevin Azzopardi said: “We’re obviously delighted with two such high quality appointments for our match officials. This is certainly a fitting reward for all the hard work that they have put in during the season as well as confirms the investment and efforts that Northumberland FA has been doing over the past months including in such unprecedented times where the technical development of our referees did not stop but was adapted in a manner that we still reached out to enhance the skills and knowledge of our referees.”