Australian Jarred Gillett to become first overseas Premier League referee


Australian Jarred Gillett will become the first overseas referee to officiate a Premier League match when he takes charge of Watford’s home match against Newcastle United at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

Gillett, 34, was promoted to the highest Select Group of referees by Professional Game Match officials ahead of the current 2021-2022 season in June.

He spent nine years in his native country officiating in the A-League, Australia’s highest professional men’s soccer League, before moving to England in2019 to referee in EFL.

 Jarred Gillett has also officiated in league two, league one and the Championship across the 2019-20 campaign the semifinal second leg between Brantford and Bournemouth.

Gillett awarded a penalty and sent off a Bournemouth defender in a thrilling 3-1 victory for Bretford — the West London side defeating Swansea in the final to end its 74-year absence from the top tier of English football.

 Watford would be seeking to build on its victory against Norwich last weekend, while Newcastle continues its search for its first win this season.

 Gillett has become the second of three referees to make history this month, following Luis Godhino’s appearance in France’s League 1 last week.