Rebecca Welch becomes first female referee for an Men’s EFL game


Rebecca Welch becoming the first female referee for an EFL game will help more women into men’s football.

Rebecca Welch is an English football referee from Washington, Tyne and Wear and is the highest-ranking female referee in English football, and she will take charge of the League Two men’s game between Harrogate Town and Port Vale on Monday 5th April.

Rebecca Welch was selected after an ongoing review of her performances this season and her appointment was approved by both referee chiefs Mike Riley and Mike Jones.


French football referee Stephanie Frappart who Recently refereed a FIFA World Cup Qualifying match and the UEFA Men’s Super Cup Final.


At long last and overdue the Men’s game is introducing more Female match officials to take charge of games.



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