Roger East - Our Ambassador

Roger has been a professional referee since the 2000 season and retired at the end of the 2018/19 season at the top of his game. His career began as assistant referee in the Football League, graduating to the Premier league in 2003. He added FIFA to his portfolio, acting as an assistant referee in Internationals between 2005 and 2007.

 

 

 

In 2007 The Football League promoted Roger to referee, he then spent the last seven years as Premier League referee. He was also honoured by being selected to represent England for a number of important national and international events, as listed below. He is sworn to secrecy regarding any contentious incidents on which he may have adjudicated over his 19 year career. Just don't ask!

 

 

 

We are pleased and proud that Roger has agreed to be a KickOff@3 Ambassador going forward. He has already proven his staunch support of our ethos having presided over several matches in two of our all day youth tournaments, gently, with encouragement and support, at Wiltshire and in the Finale in Bromley. Contrary to popular opinion referees can be charming and funny – Roger is certainly not averse to a little dance occasionally.

 

 

 

Career

 

2000-2003     Football League Assistant Referee

 

2003-2007     Premier League Assistant Referee

 

2005-2007     FIFA Assistant Referee

 

2007-2012     Football League Referee

 

2012-2019     Premier League Referee

 

 

 

Highlights

 

2004              FA Cup Final Assistant

 

2006              FA Community Shield Assistant

 

2006/7          UEFA u21 Final Assistant

 

2012             FA Vase Final Referee

 

2012             League 1 Playoff referee

 

2017             Championship Playoff Final 4th official

 

2017             FA Community Shield 4th Official