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College alumnus officiates at FIFA World Cup

A Wiltshire College & University Centre alumnus has been playing his part at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

 

Adam Nunn previously studied A Levels at the College, leaving in 2004, and is amongst a group of elite match officials selected to take part in the tournament.

 

On Monday 28th November, Adam made his debut at the biggest tournament in professional football by serving as an assistant referee in the Group H game between South Korea and Ghana. Adam was assisting referee Anthony Taylor alongside fellow assistant Gary Beswick.

 

Three days late, Nunn was part of the same refereeing group that officiated the Group F game between Croatia and Belgium.

 

Prior to travelling to Qatar for the tournament, Adam said: “When you start out, the World Cup is the pinnacle of what you want to achieve and to be selected is the ultimate honour.

 

“World Cup selection is a four-to-five year process and it’s a long time to sustain that performance level, so you need to have that good relationship with your team. Selection makes all the sacrifices, commitment and dedication worthwhile.”

 

Adam, from Trowbridge, has forged a career in professional football since leaving the College and has established himself as one of the top assistant referees in the country. He initially started refereeing locally as a hobby but turned professional in 2016.

 

Adam regularly officiates in the Premier League and UEFA Champions League. He also served at UEFA Euro 2020 last year and ran the line in the 2020 FA Cup Final at Wembley.

 

Congratulations Adam.

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