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A-League appoints first female referee


Saturday, August 31, 2019
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Sydney: Australia's Kate Jacewicz created history on Saturday as the first female referee appointed to the A-League Referees Panel.


An eight-time referee-of-the-year in the women's W-League, she was one of 11 officials named on the A-League's referees panel.

"Kate is without doubt one of the leading referees in the world at any level and we congratulate her on the appointment to the A-League referees panel," said Football Federation Australia President Mr. Chris Nikou.

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“Kate is one of the most successful referees in Australian Football who has been named the W-League Referee of the Year a record breaking eight times and most recently refereed two matches at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup as well as being appointed as the fourth official for the third place play-off match between England and Sweden," added Mr Nikou.

Sources: myfootball.com.au, AFP

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