Norfolk referee’s role at the Paralympic Games

A Norfolk referee is set to officiate at the highest level of his career so far as he takes on a Paralympics role.

Tom Nield, who referees conference league football, will be a national technical official for the cerebral palsy seven-a-side football during the Games.

He will referee his first match at the Riverbank Arena in the Olympic Park on Saturday.

The 21-year-old from Cromer, who teaches refereeing with the Norfolk FA, said he 'cannot put into words' his excitement.

He said: 'The whole thing is amazing, it's unbelievable. The vibe and feeling in the Olympic Park is already really good.'


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GB's athletes will compete against Russia, Iran, Ukraine, Brazil, Holland, Argentina and USA.

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