Sport news Referee Rebecca Welch makes history today by becoming first-ever woman to officiate an EFL fixture from the start in Harrogate Town's League Two clash against Port Vale Premierleague-News.com

Premierleague-News.com - Welch, 37, has been a regular fixture in the National League over the last three seasons - and also held the whistle for the Women's FA Cup final at Wembley.

Sport news Referee Rebecca Welch makes history today by becoming first-ever woman to officiate an EFL fixture from the start in Harrogate Town's League Two clash against Port Vale Premierleague-News.com

Premierleague-News.com - Welch, 37, has been a regular fixture in the National League over the last three seasons - and also held the whistle for the Women's FA Cup final at Wembley.

Sport news  Referee Rebecca Welch makes history today by becoming first-ever woman to officiate an EFL fixture from the start in Harrogate Town's League Two clash against Port Vale Premierleague-News.com
05 April 2021 - 15:15

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Referee Rebecca Welch made history this afternoon by becoming the first ever woman to officiate an EFL fixture from the off.Welch, 37, has been a regular fixture in the National League over the last three seasons - and also held the whistle for the Women's FA Cup final at Wembley.She oversaw Harrogate's League Two game against Port Vale as the very first female to have been appointed to take charge of a game in the top four tiers. Referee Rebecca Welch today became the first woman to oversee an EFL tie from the start  Welch officiated Harrogate Town's League Two clash against Port Vale at 3pm this afternoon It was a landmark moment for the 37-year-old and for the Football League on Easter Monday RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Rebecca Welch to make history as first EVER woman to referee... History maker! Stephanie Frappart continues to break new... Stephanie Frappart set to make history as the first female... 'I don't think you could have wiped the smile off my face... Share this article Share The selection was given the green light by referee chiefs Mike Riley and Mike Jones after Welch impressed during performance reviews this season. 'I got the news on Saturday and still haven't come back down to earth,' Welch admitted. 'I'm very fortunate to have been given this opportunity.'I've always said, through all my promotions, I want to be appointed because I am in the top 10 match officials on that list.' Welch, 37, has often refereed in the National League and impressed in performance reviews Welch, who has been officiating for 11 years, is pictured arriving at the ground before the gameWelch will become a pioneer despite Amy Fearn having refereed a Championship match in 2010.

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. Having first begun officiating 11 years ago, Welch is now keen for female referees to be introduced in the Premier League within the next decade.'I do think it's important to show that women who are in the top one per cent of their category can proceed to the next level,' Welch added. The appointment of Welch has made her hopeful that women will referee in the top flight soon Welch is also shown above greeting Darrell Clarke (L) and Simon Weaver (R) in the build-up'It definitely makes others down the pyramid look up and know that they can achieve the same.'If it's not me, I've got no doubt in the next 10 to 15 years we will see a female referee in the Premier League.'The appointment of Welch, from Washington in Tyne and Wear, follows closely after a number of other landmark firsts in football. Stephanie Frappart and Kateryna Mozul both refereed men's World Cup qualifiers last month. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Rebecca Welch to make history as first EVER woman to referee... History maker! Stephanie Frappart continues to break new... Stephanie Frappart set to make history as the first female... 'I don't think you could have wiped the smile off my face... Share this article Share

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