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Steve Dunn has refereed FA Cup finals
Steve Dunn has refereed FA Cup finals
What exam do you have to do then?
Basically it's on the Laws of the game.

The Referees Association conduct courses over six to eight weeks, for one night a week and lasting about two hours.

After doing that, promotion up through the ranks is judged on continually assessed performance.

What level did that allow you to referee at?
I started in local Bristol football in 1978 as a class three referee. I then progressed through class two and one which allowed me to referee Gloucestershire county football.

From there I moved to what was the Great Mills Western League, and that then allowed me to run the line in what is now the Nationwide Conference.

And when did you move up to the Football league?
That was in 1986 as an assistant referee and in 1992 I was one of six from this country included on the very first list of international assistant.

The same year I was promoted to the Football League referees list and three years later I moved up to the Premier League.

I even moved on to the international list of referees.



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