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Jarred Gillett will this weekend become the first referee from outside the British Isles to take charge of a Premier League match.
The Australian is to officiate Watford’s top-flight match against Newcastle at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
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.
Match official appointments for #PL Matchweek 6 (Sep 25-27) have been confirmed
🇦🇺 Jared Gillett will take charge of his first #PL match making him the first overseas referee to do so
— Premier League (@premierleague) September 20, 2021
The 34-year-old moved to England in the 2019-20 season to referee in the EFL after officiating in the A-League in his home country.
Republic of Ireland-born Dermot Gallagher officiated in the Premier League for a number of years.
Gallagher moved to England aged 16 and was registered to the Oxfordshire FA having competed his qualifications.