Name: Daniel Ranson
Refereeing Level: 5
Began Refereeing: 2012
How where you introduced into refereeing?
I was introduced by a former football coach to help out with officiating local youth football.
What has been the highlight(s) of your career so far and why?
- Being a part of DCFA Referees’ Academy (4th season).
- Being a part of FA Centre of Refereeing Excellence (CORE) (2nd season).
What is the biggest game you have officiated and why?
Sunderland Reserves Vs. Hamilton Academical (1st team) (2015). Two professional clubs with professional players in both starting line-ups, closest experience of the professional game to date.
What are your aims and ambitions as a referee?
To achieve Level 4 promotion and officiate at supply and contributory league level.
What/Who has been the biggest influence on your career and why?
DCFA Referee’s Academy. Great coaching and learning as well as better appointments and opportunities.
In your opinion who is / was the best referee?
Accurate as of March 2018