Liverpool FA

John Towndrow

Liverpool County FA saddened to learn of the passing of dedicated referee.

It is with great sadness that Liverpool County FA has learned of the passing of John Towndrow.

John passed away on Sunday 14 June after a short illness.

An incredible servant to grassroots football across Merseyside, John refereed across the region for over 40 years. 

During that time, John oversaw games at youth level and below, right through to adult football, and was an I Zingari League referee through the 1960s right through to the early 2000s.

Such was John’s dedication and passion for refereeing, he also acted as an assistant referee in Division One.

Alongside his refereeing for competitive games, John also took charge of games for charity, most notably when the wives of Liverpool players took on their Everton counterparts.

Even when John stopped refereeing, he continued to coach and guide young referees from the sidelines, especially when watching his two grandsons play.

A lifelong Liverpool supporter, John dedicated most of his adult life to football and his service to the game and the development of our referees will never be forgotten.

Everybody at Liverpool County FA would like to extend their sympathies and prayers to all of John’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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