James from Oakenholt commenced refereeing in 2009 and was quickly invited to join the FAW Development programme which resulted in him being fast tracked through the system and invited onto the Huw Gray Alliance referees panel in 2012. A former football player and manager James is interested in all sports. He is employed by St David’s High School in Saltney where he is Assistant Head Teacher and teaches Physical Education. He lives with his Fiancé Nicola and has three sons called Joe (11), Travis (7) and Noah (6). Hobbies that James participates in are Skiing, Golf, Fitness training and visiting the cinema.