Debman denies Sunday league rift

LOCAL SOCCER: Licenced Trades League chairman George Debman has poured scorn on stories that there is a deep rift between his league and the Select Technical Services League.

By Elvin King

LOCAL SOCCER

LICENSED Trades League chairman George Debman has poured scorn on stories that there is a deep rift between his league and the Select Technical Services League.

The two biggest Sunday leagues in the south Suffolk area are working 'hand-in-hand' according to Debman.

"I have a wonderful relationship with Keith Buckles who is the Select Technical Services League secretary and the working relationship between the leagues is the best it has even been," said Debman.

He added: "We are working together to reduce bad behaviour and improve the refereeing situation and also hand-in hand on a number of other issues.

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"We have a meeting with the Select Technical Services League early in the New Year when we expect to put flesh on the bones of a joint charter to try to improve the lot of the referee.

"The plan is to take it another step forward and incorporate player participation."

Debman was speaking after reports of further unrest after he informed the press of the formation of the charter.

"Keith was happy for me to have a word with the press," said Debman. "There was no thought of any hijack on the plan put forward by the Select League at a previous joint meeting."

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