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Dunfermline opticians help ref focus on big season ahead

10 September, 2016
Referee John Beaton gets the thumbs up from local opticians
John Beaton pops into Dumfermline opticians for eye text before football match

Staff at Specsavers in Dunfermline took time out to focus on the Scottish Championship game on Saturday with help from a Scottish FA match official.

Referee John Beaton joined staff at Specsavers in Dunfermline for an eye test, ahead of the Dunfermline Athletic v Dundee clash on 10 September. With both teams battling it out for survival in the upper half of the Scottish Championship, the game is a crucial one in the fixtures calendar.

Top Referee

With more than 15 years’ refereeing experience, category one and FIFA referee John has officiated at games across the world. Highlights of his refereeing career include several Europa League group matches, a League Cup Final, two Scottish Cup semi-finals, and the Challenge Cup Final in 2015.

A word from the store director

Store director at Specsavers in Dunfermline, Grace Hepburn said: ‘The whole town is very excited about Dunfermline’s game against Dundee and we’re delighted that John popped in for an eye test before the match.

‘Specsavers is proud to support the Scottish referees – our partnership with the Scottish FA goes far beyond just a logo on a shirt. We’re committed to helping to provide grassroots training for potential referees, inspiring respect for match officials and making sure their eyes are in top condition through regular sight and hearing tests carried out in our stores across Scotland.’

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