Soccer referee who worked both FIFA and English Premiere League matches. He didn't send anyone off between August 2004 and October 2005.
He began refereeing local matches when he was 16 years old.
He refereed the most most soccer matches in England during the 2009-2010 season: 48.
He was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.
Manager Mark Hughes criticized Atkinson for his timekeeping of a 2009 match.