Featured 30 May 2001 Image
It is a hard decision for a football fanatic to make when he or she has to decide to call it a day
It is a hard decision for a football fanatic to make when he or she has to decide to call it a day and give up football from the playing angle, and it is especially hard when one is such an ardent supporter of the game as Mrs Terry Clark, of Pavensey Bay, Suyssex.
But instead of living on past memories, 41 year old Terry has found the ideal substitute, for recently she passed the Football Association's Referee's exam to become the only woman football referee in East Sussex, and one of a mere handful in the whole of Britain.
Terry passed the exam with flying colours and a 100 per cent pass - 185 our of 185, and although the FA will not allow women to register as referees, Terry will be awarded her Grade Three Certificate, this enables her to take charge of ladies and youth matches.
Photo shows the first woman football referee in East Sussex, 41 year old Terry Clark, who runs her own car hire business in Pevensey, at her home in Pevensey.
15th July 1971
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