Brian Whittaker Receives FA 50 Year Award

Brian Whittaker Receives FA 50 Year Award

Brian has played, volunteered and been a match official in his time in football and still remains involved in the game today.

Brian played as a goalkeeper across the following teams: Brittania Works in the Huddersfied Works League and Huddersfield District League (66/67 – 70/71), Rawthorpe (71/17 – 74/75) – Bradley Rangers (75/76 – 77/78) – Huddersfield ICI (77/78 – 78/79) – Golcar United (79/80 – 94/95) – Marsden in West Riding County Amateur League (95/96 – 97/98) – Brittainia Works (98/99) – Golcar United – Storthes Hall – Heywood Irish Centre – Golcar United – Mount FC where he retired in the 2007/08 season aged 60. Interestingly, he won the Huddersfield & District FA Challenge Cup twice, twenty years apart. First time with Rawthorpe in the 1971/72 season and second time with Marsden FC in the 91/92 season.

He was a Committee Member and Chairman for Golcar United between 1979 – 95 and 2006 – 2008).

Brian also took up refereeing in the 2005/06 season, mainly in the Kirklees Sunday League, alongside playing for Golcar United FC and Mount FC on a Saturday afternoon. After retiring from playing at the age of 60, he went on to officiate in the Huddersfield & District Association Football League (HDAFL) and progressed to Level 5. He remains refereeing in the HDAFL to this date, where he has become a popular figure.

Everyone at West Riding FA would like to congratulate Brian on his receiving this award.

More information about The FA 50 Year Award.