Referee: Bradley Tonks
Bradley comes from the U.S.A and his claim to fame is that he played with Jamie
Redknapp for a team called Phoenix Firebirds from Phoenix Arizona. He has also
played for Dudley Town and Burntwood Town. He became a referee in 2012 and
his ambition is to get to the highest level possible. This year he has a County Cup
Final on the line and a Sutton and District League Cup Final. Notwithstanding all
of those appointments he is looking forward to officiating the WMCFL Cup Final.
Bradley works as a support worker who helps vulnerable people in their own
homes. His other interests include swimming with his children, helping to support
the local community and his favourite food is Japanese.
Assistant Referee: Joe Rowley
Joe states that he has always been passionate about football and qualified as a
referee as soon as possible at the age of 14. He is now 19 and is now finishing
his A levels in PE, Psychology and Design Technology. Joe will be starting at
Worcester University in September and his long term aim is to go to America
and become a football coach or as a teacher. He is a keen follower of football
having recently been to Wembley to watch Walsall and he hopes to be watching
his ‘mighty’ Aston Villa there as well. Joe started coaching his own team last
Summer, an under 8’s team called the Silverdale Baggies. A group of children
who love to play the game that Joe loves.
Assistant Referee: Dave Knowles
Dave started as a referee back in 1994 but after a short while had to give it up
due to work. In 2006 he decided to pick his whistle back up and has been enjoying
it ever since and Dave states that the most enjoyable League for him is the
West Midlands Christian Football League. His past jobs have included Heavy
Goods Class 1 driving large trucks and taking people around the country as a
coach driver. He also works with special needs adults at a day centre which he
finds very rewarding. Other interests are cycling, walking and B.C.F.C.
Fourth Official: Ian Yeomans
Ian began refereeing in 2004, when, after playing for various teams he decided
that he still wanted to be involved in football. In the 90’s Ian had played in the
Banks Premier Division with Darlaston Town, Wednesfield Town and Great
Wyrley. He states that his main interest is following Wolverhampton Wanderers
and loves to go to games with his son, time permitting. Ian is a family man with
a wife, 2 children and not to be forgotten, their 3 Shih Tzu dogs. A carpenter
by trade for 26 years, he currently works for Cannock Chase Council.