Lowestoft official Walchester relives 'unforgettable' experience at Wembley
PUBLISHED: 03:58 19 May 2017
Lowestoft official Callum Walchester has spoken of his unforgettable experience as an assistant referee at Wembley at the weekend.
Callum ran the line as Forest Green Rovers beat Tranmere Rovers 3-1 in the National League play-off final to earn promotion to the Football League before 18,801 fans.
The 24-year-old said: “For me the experience was unforgettable. It is something I have no doubt will stay with me long after my refereeing career has ended.
“I tried not to think about the occasion too much prior to the day as I wanted to prepare for it just like any other game, as ultimately I was there to do a job. But, now, when I look back and remember parts of the day, I am overwhelmed with emotion.
“The memory which will stay with me was post match when I walked up the steps to collect my medal.” Another Suffolk official, Abi Marriott from Mildenhall, was on the line at Saturday’s FA Women’s Cup Final.