West Riding Referee Andy Madley Promoted To Premier League

West Riding Referee Andy Madley gets promoted to premier league

Professional Game Match Officials Limited announced yesterday that Andy Madley has been promoted to Select Group 1.

Madley has been a Select Group 2 official for the last three seasons, mainly taking charge of fixtures in the Championship.

He refereed 31 Championship matches in 2018/19 as well as the League One playoff final between Charlton Athletic and Sunderland and the FA Trophy Final between AFC Fylde and Leyton Orient.

Madley, 35, also took charge of two Premier League fixtures last season, Watford v Cardiff City and Brighton v Everton.

He joins fellow West Riding Referees Martin Atkinson and Jonathon Moss in the Premier League, meaning there is now 3 West Riding Referees in the Premier League.

Mark Haywood, Referee Development Officer at West Riding FA said "We are delighted to see that Andy has been promoted onto the list of Premier League Referees, having another Premier League referee from West Riding is a great thrill for us and Andy has worked hard to be the best he can possibly be throughout his career, we are looking forward to seeing him officiate in the Premier League and all that may bring him.

Andy has always been an active supporter of West Riding referees and will continue to offer help and guidance in the future."

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