The Committee

Steve Gleeson - Chairman





Mark Rule - Vice Chairman

Mark has lived in Theydon Bois for the last 19 years, married to Alison and has two daughters which the youngest one has just qualified as a Youth referee. Mark has his own consultancy business and is currently working in the City of London’s Financial district.
Mark played schools football for Waltham Forest, Essex, South of England and England Schools. Signed for Watford FC and played reserve team football before going overseas to play in Denmark, Sweden and France.

Returned to play locally for Walthamstow Avenue FC then took his full FA coaching badge, again going overseas to coach in Australia and New Zealand in 1993-94. Came back to England and coached locally before taking his referees badge in 2003 under the watchful eye of Arian Amey and Steve Gleeson (previously qualified in 1987 and refereed for three years on and off).
Currently a Level 5 referee and Supply League FA Observer and committee member of the Essex Olympian Football League.



Dave Margetts - Vice President


Dave started his career in football as a player right up until 1990 when he unfortuantely broke his ankle. It was in hospital that he decided to go and join his friend John on a referees course and the rest is history. Dave started by refereeing local football just like everyone else but hard work and preserverance saw him climb the ranks and make the football league assistants list. In Dave's own words the football league is "tough, unforgiving but a brilliant experience that he would recommend to anyone who has the chance"


Dave retired from the football league as an assistant at Charlton v Bristol City. By this point he had been a level 3 for 14 years. Dave was also lucky to be appointed to 2 televised games, 1 championship and 1 FA cup 3rd round tie and even received praise from Garth Crooks!


Still highly involved in Refereeing, Dave is vice president of our society and hopes to pass on all of his knowledge to other officials progressing the ranks.

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