Rebecca Welch

Rebecca Welch Makes History At Harrogate Town

Rebecca Welch made history on Monday afternoon at Harrogate Town's EnviroVent Stadium by becoming the first ever female to referee a Football League match at Harrogate vs Port Vale.

Welch took charge of the League Two encounter following 11 years of officiating, during which time she has refereed a number of high-profile women's games, including the FA Cup final.

She was recently promoted to UEFA's elite category of officials, and was selected for the game at Wetherby Road to make history.

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