A man from County Durham man says that he cannot imagine not being a referee, something which after spending half a century in the job, is understandable.
This year marks 50 years of George Courtnay's passion as a football referee.
In his time he's rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest names in football on a global stage.
But, as Kenny Toal reports, these days he gets as much enjoyment taking charge of a school game.
You can watch Kenny's full report below.