New roles for a dozen match officials

Promotions secured for twelve match officials in the Women’s leagues

Twelve match officials will operate in new roles during the 2023-24 season after securing promotions within the Women’s Professional Game Select Group.

Melissa Burgin, Phoebe Cross and Adewunmi Soneye have been successful in reaching the level of 1W, meaning they will referee Barclays Women’s Super League fixtures in the forthcoming campaign.

Supporting the aforementioned trio as assistant referees in the BWSL will be six officials as they combine that role with refereeing in the Barclays Women’s Championship.

Meanwhile, three fellow officials will join them as assistants in the top flight of the women’s game whilst continuing to referee at the level of 3W.

The full list of match officials promoted are as follows:

Promoted to 1W

Melissa Burgin
Phoebe Cross
Adewunmi Soneye

Promoted to 2W/1WAR

Jon Ashworth-Sears
Levi Gray
Grace Lowe
Callum Parke
Laura Van Lier
Megan Wilson

Promoted to 1WAR (and continue to officiate as 3W)

Harley Hetherington
Matt Joyce
Anastasiya Voloshchuk

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