What a night was had in Aberdare on 25th January 2018.

Jon Moss (Mossy to his friends) accompanied by Martin Atkinson (Atko also to his friends) was a superb speaker. Atko never spoke as he couldn’t get a word in!!

Jon capitvated the audience for 90 minutes in front of over 60 people with his experiences of the Barclays Premier League.

Jon spoke about the fitness levels required at Premier levels, the physcology of man-management, the must for completing administration, team tactics of each club that he officiates, the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in todays modern game, professionalism in appearance, having a sense of calmness and most importantly on how he takes his dog Rufus for a walk which was a great analogy for refereeing a game of football whatever the level.

A question and answer session took place as well as some fun and games with the audience including monies being donated to Mossy’s charity, for and on behalf of Jane Tomlison.

Both Jon and Martin gave their time to have personal one to one photos and signing autographs with guests young and old as well as a few presentations from other societies.

The night was concluded with a rapturous round of applause and a grateful thanks of all who attended.

Jon Moss the introduction

Team Aberdare

Mossy and Atko being presented with ties from Radnorshire society

Jon explaining the physcology of refereeing

Jon Moss, telling a story

Jon captivating the audience

Fun and games with Jon Moss