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Sunday League Referees, Hackney Marshes, Referee

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At Hackney Marshes, one the worlds most famous playing fields for Sunday League Football in London, I have captured this spirit through a series of portraits. At the forefront of every game and without whom the game cannot be fairly conducted is the referee. There’s something to be said about a person who turns up each week and gives their full concentration, devotion and efforts in giving twenty two players a good fair match. Personally, I don’t think it’s that little extra money that brings them back to the marshes every Sunday morning, but that feeling of pride and importance they take home that fuels their passion.

Funded by - IdeasTap
Location - Hackney Marshes
Exhibition - Hackney Marshes Centre, Jan 2012

© Mark Cocksedge 2011

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Mark Cocksedge
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