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First English league female ref aiming for the top

First English league female ref aiming for the top

Amy Fearn says she could "get used to that every week" after becoming the first woman to referee an English league match when used as an injury replacement in the second-tier League Championship.
The 31-year-old Fearn said Wednesday it "felt very surreal" when she moved from being a touchline assistant to replace the injured referee in the 70th minute of Tuesday's game between Coventry and Nottingham Forest.
Fearn says it would be "great to see more women come into the game" and that it "would be nice to referee in the Premier League one day." She has been a referee in the Football Conference for almost seven years.


Updated : 2021-10-19 04:08 GMT+08:00