Rebecca Welch Becomes First Woman Appointed To Officiate In EFL


New Delhi: Rebecca Welch became the first woman referee to officiate an English men’s professional league game.

The 37-year-old Welch took charge of Port Vale’s 2-0 win over Harrogate in the fourth tier on Monday.

She is on FIFA’s international list and has twice been referee for the Women’s FA Cup final, in 2017 and 2020. She took up refereeing 11 years ago.



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