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Australian set to become first overseas English Premier League referee

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Jarred Gillett

Australia’s Jarred Gillett will become the first overseas official to referee a Premier League game this weekend when he takes charge of Newcastle’s trip to Watford on Saturday (Sept 25).

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

He moved to England in the 2019-20 season to referee in the English Football League after officiating for nine season in the A-League in his home country.

Gillett has already been a regular VAR referee in the Premier League over the past two seasons.

-AFP

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Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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