Meet the Referee: Keith Moody

We continue our new feature looking at the members of the Scunthorpe Referee’s Association and their career as a match official.

The latest featured Scunthorpe Referee’s Association member is Keith Moody, who officiated for three decades before hanging up his whistle in 2001.

Beginning his refereeing career back in 1971, Keith was on an old version of the referee levels, reaching Level 1 before becoming a Level 1x official once he reached the age of 50.

“In my 30 years of refereeing I think it would be unfair to select just one (favourite referee to work with),” he said.

“I worked with many many referees who have become long standing friends. The names that come readily to mind, from the Scunthorpe RA, are Nobby Clark, Parker Lindsey, Tony Hoodless, Colin Altoft, Dave Turner, Tony Clay, Pete Hopper, John Carton, Colin Speakman, Maurice Parkin, Tony Sergeant, Brian McNeil, Paul Whitby, Colin Lister, Graham Cross, John Crellin and Dave Babski. 

“There are many, many more. It’s also very pleasing to see how Neale Barry progressed through his career and I hope that I helped a little in his development. I apologise to those I’ve overlooked unintentionally.”

1 thought on “Meet the Referee: Keith Moody

  1. Mike Beardsall Reply

    Keith was a most likeable and very supportive official throughout his time in the middle. As treasurer of our association he put in many hours of unpaid work to ensure the membership had the best of service. Always a most diplomatic chap – he never had a bad word for anyone – his hallmark as a great ambassador for our fraternity, and as a fine role model for all up and coming referees.

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