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FOOTBALL: Sian backs refereeing awards
11:00am Thursday 11th October 2012 in Football
Oxfordshire's Sian Piret joined Howard Webb and Danny Mills at Wembley to help launch the FA Carlsberg referee awards. The aim is to reward referees and encourage them to stay in the game, as well as attracting new talent.
It includes an award for an outstanding performance and contribution in refereeing by a woman.
Piret, who works at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, qualified as a referee in 2007 and was on the line for this year’s FA Women’s Cup final.
In addition to six national categories, local awards will also be created for each of the 50 county associations. The competition runs from November 5 until February 2013.