Former Bourne Grammar School pupil earns Football League promotion
Former Bourne Grammar School pupil Josh Smith has overcome a roller-coaster of emotions to earn promotion as a Football League referee.
The 26-year-old will be among the youngest referees in the professional game after shrugging off an injury setback to fulfil his ambition.
Twelve months ago he had surgery to pin a shoulder that dislocated on a regular basis which lowered his expectations of progressing in the professional ranks.
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