Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Meet The Ref - Latics v Liverpool - Peter Walton

Meet The Ref - Latics v Liverpool - Peter Walton


The Wigan Athletic v Liverpool Premier League game at the DW Stadium on Wednesday will be officiated by Northants referee, 50 year old Peter Walton.

Former semi-pro player Walton is obviously not wearing the trousers in his house citing that his wife stopped him from playing football and that`s why he took up the role of a referee, put your foot down man! He has been a Premier League ref since 2003


He recently gave an interview to refworld.com an excerpt of which is below:


How did you get introduced into refereeing?

Played semi-pro football for a number of years, however after marriage and work commitments could not commit to time required for that level of football so decided to 'retire'. Took the whistle up as something to do on a Sunday morning.


What has been the highlight of your career so far?

Officiating on the Premier League, in wonderful stadiums and witnessing great players at close quarters.


What is the best game you have officiated and why?

I was an Assistant in the 1996 FA Cup Final Liverpool v Man Utd which whilst a boring game was a great occasion. I also ran the line in a friendly International Germany v Brazil 1998 which was a great thrill. I refereed at the Millennium Stadium in the LDV Trophy Final 2003, when Bristol city beat Carlisle in front of 52000.


What skills do you think you need to become a professional referee?

The obvious ones, dedication, commitment, fitness, but also an ability to manage a variety of situations and a capacity to remain focused on the task and not to be influenced by external factors i.e. media, supporters, player reputations etc


Who has been the biggest influence in your career and why?

Three people without any doubt;

1. My Dad, Roy, for his support from grassroots thru' to the Premier League
2. David Elleray (ex referee) for his words of wisdom and steadying influence.
3. My Wife, Jo, who has kept the family together whilst I have spent many nights and days away plying my trade throughout the years.

The above a not in any order of priority!


Definitely under the thumb!!!!

Peter Walton Card Watch:

Games - 7, Yellows - 25, Reds - 3





Join The Vital Debate



Bookmark and Share












Latics and Proud

Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan

To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site





Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Monday November 8 2010
Time: 7:00AM

Comments

0
He was in charge at WHL last season when we got tonked so he owes us one
worbo
07/11/2010 19:17:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Wigan to face Crawley in FA Cup 1st round

Wigan to face Crawley in FA Cup 1st round

FA Cup First Round - Full Draw (16/10/17)

The draw for the first round proper of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.

New Contract for Crackers

Michael Jacobs signs new contract

Crackers makes Team of the Week

Michael Jacobs has been named in FootballLeaguePaper Team of the Week

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Dan Rodenby
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Latics win League One this season?
Suggested By: Paul Cook
Yes53%
No28%
Too early to say19%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.truelatic4eva100
2.Lord of the pies90
3.Moonay83
4.Get a Grip!80
5.TRUE BELIEVER58
6.hindleymonwafc48
7.Kenny Morris47
8.Martinez198643
9.NYC_LATICS39
10.C_Latic32
Write for Vital Football