Tue. May 17th, 2022

Sky Sports.

Australian Jarred Gillett will become first overseas official to referee a Premier League match when he takes charge of Watford vs Newcastle on Saturday; 34-year-old spent nine years in A-League before moving to England in 2019; Gillett has refereed in EFL for past two seasons

Gillett was promoted to the Select Group 1 of referees by Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) ahead of the start of the current season.

After spending nine years in the A-League in his home country, 34-year-old Gillett moved to England in the 2019-20 season to referee in the EFL.

He has officiated in League One, League Two and the Championship over the last two seasons, including the second leg of the 2020/21 Championship play-off final between Brentford and Bournemouth.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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