After receiving notification last week from The Football Association, we are pleased to confirm that Manchester Referees, Nik Storey and Ryan Watson have both been appointed to an upcoming international fixture.
England Women's U17 v USA Women's U17
International Youth Friendly
Saturday 25 February 2017
Venue: New Bucks Head Stadium, AFC Telford United
Referee: Nikolas Storey
Assistants: Simon Humphries & Jessica Shuker
Fourth Official: Ryan Watson
Manchester FA Referee Development Officer, Tom Elliott said; "On behalf of the Referee Development Team, I would like to congratulate our Manchester FA officials on their international appointment. I know both have been working extremely hard this season and this recognition is nothing less than they deserve."
Nik is honoured to receive the prestigious appointment; "I'm looking forward to it. After a tough start to the season with an unforeseen injury, it's good to be refereeing at full fitness again and appointments like this make refereeing such a pleasure!"
Ryan is also looking forward to the chance; "It may be once in a lifetime opportunity for an official of my level and I am delighted to receive this international fixture. Many thanks for everyone's kind words and I'll be sure to represent Manchester FA in the best way possible."
Congratulations to both Nik and Ryan from everyone at Manchester FA, we're very, very proud!