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A BARNSLEY College Referee Academy student was delighted after being appointed as assistant referee for a high profile cup final.

Ashley Royston was appointed to the Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA Women’s Senior Cup Final between Huddersfield Town Ladies FC and Rotherham Utd Ladies FC.

Ashley has already had a successful season of excellent performances as an assistant ref on the Sheffield and Hallamshire County Senior League circuit and has gained high marks from County FA assessors. He said he was learning a lot from his course.