Jarred Gillett: Australian to become first overseas Premier League referee

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Gillett took charge of two Championship games in this season's championship.

Jarred Gillett, an overseas official, will be the first to referee a Premier League match when he takes over Watford v Newcastle this Saturday.

The Australian 34-year old was promoted by the Professional Game Match Officials Limited to Select Group 1 before the start of the new season.

Gillett was on Premier League VAR duty this year and refereed two Championship games.

After leaving Australia's A-League, he began officiating in England starting in 2019.

Premier League officials stated that he would be the "first overseas official" to referee Premier League matches.

Dermot Gallagher, former Premier League referee, was born in Ireland. He moved to England at 16 and was considered an English FA representative. He was even able in 2002 to officiate in a Republic of Ireland match against Russia.


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