Following on from Aberdare Referees Society Annual General Meeting in early July, Aberdare Referees have presented deserved society members with their just rewards for their hard work and commitment after a long season.

Both Chairman Kris Hames and Secretary Marco Griffiths support Society President Roger Fisher in presenting the Referee of the Year Award for 2017/2018 to Liam Cooper.

Liam has shown great maturity for a young, up and coming referee in his decision making, controlling of games, authority over players and team management and most importantly, doing what matters off the field of play in getting his administration right (and in on time). He has been involved in a number of cup finals at the end of the season as the reward for his endeavours.

For Luke Mansell, comes a double award.

Luke is popularly crowned both Assistant Referee of the Year and also has received the Presidents Award for season 2017/2018.

Luke, like Liam has shown tremendous commitment to a wide variety of leagues throughout South Wales and following on from his hard work he has successfully been promoted into the Welsh Football League as both Referee and Assistant Referee for season 2018/2019.