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Staff changes at Northumberland FA

Welcome to our new Referee Development Officer

We’re pleased to announce that Ray Johnstone will take on the role of Designated Safeguarding Officer with immediate effect. Ray has been carrying out the Deputy DSO role since he joined Northumberland FA in June. Ray should be the first point of contact for any safeguarding inquiries or concerns. He can be contacted on:

Ray.Johnstone@northumberlandfa.com or safeguarding@northumberlandfa.com or on 07736 924862

Angie Forster takes on a wider remit under the new title of Head of Compliance, Inclusion and Safeguarding. This will include heading up County FA’s work around inclusion, working closely with our Inclusion Advisory Group and across the footballing landscape within Northumberland to ensure our local game is truly for all.

 Angie can still be contacted with any Safeguarding queries or concerns in Ray’s absence

 And we are delighted to welcome Matt Sowerby to the role of Referee Development Officer. Matt has a wide background in football and has  recently worked as a PE coach within a school.

 He is an Assistant Referee for the National League and began his match official career at the age of 15.

Matt can be contacted at: Matt.Sowerby@northumberlandfa.com or mobile 07458 043676.