English Lacrosse is pleased to announce that Dave Doolan and Ian Ashworth have been selected as deputy Referee in Chiefs for the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Manchester.
Following applications from referees around the world, 2018 Referee in Chief, Phil Pearson, selected Dave and Ian to assist in organising the team of officials for the tournament.
The selection of an all-English trio leading the referees for 2018 demonstrates the high quality and experience of officiating in the English game and the high regard in which English officials are held.
Phil thanked his co-selectors Peter McGinnety and Rodney Burns for their help and support, also thanking everyone that took the time to apply.
“Both Dave and Ian have valuable experience and knowledge and will be a great help in supporting the delivery of a fantastic experience for all the teams and referees who participate.”
A third deputy will be appointed by the FIL and will be announced at a later date.