Former London FA council member, Jeff Pettitt, was diagnosed last year with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).
Jeff was a former Football League and Premier League Assistant Referee, having come through the system with London FA. He also was an FA Observer and coached at Charlton Athletic Academy where he voluntarily ran the Referees’ Academy for 20 years, helping referees improve their game and move into the higher levels of officiating.
PSP is an uncommon brain disorder that affects movement control of walking and balance, speech, swallowing, vision and thinking. The disease results from damage to nerve cells in the brain.
Jeff’s condition has deteriorated over the last few months and now requires 24-hour care, currently provided by his wife Fiona. A crowd-funding page has been set up to raise the funds so he can go into a specialist residential nursing home.
London FA would like to give thanks to Jeff for his servitude to the football community and ask those who can support Jeff and his family by donating to his crowd-funding on the link below.