Our Operations Officer and Women’s Super League (WSL) referee, Lisa Benn, has been appointed as a referee for the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup Final which takes place between Chelsea and Manchester City on Saturday 5 March 2022.
Chelsea vs. Manchester City
FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup Final
Date: Saturday 5 March 2022
Venue: AFC Wimbledon, The Cherry Red Records Stadium, London SW17 0NR
Referee: Lisa Benn
Assistant Referee 1: Mel Burgin
Assistant Referee 2: Lucy-Anne Briggs
Fourth Official: Emily Heaslip
It’s a year that keeps getting better for Lisa after, earlier this year, being promoted to the official FIFA list of match officials.
She has also been on a refereeing journey that has seen her be part of the first all-female refereeing team in Sussex, the first women’s game at Old Trafford and rise with the ever-growing WSL.
Lisa spoke to us about her excitement for the game: “I am extremely delighted with the appointment; it is the season that just keeps giving! The messages from referees locally, nationally, friends and colleagues, I am extremely grateful!
“The game should be a great display of women's football, highly competitive and I look forward to all match officials contributing to a great game!”
Our Operations Manager, Paul Jeffery, also spoke of his delight at her appointment: “Lisa seems to outwardly take everything in her stride. Inwardly, it might be a different story!
“This is another reward for all of her application, training, dedication, and hard work, over the years. She is a role model to any aspiring referee and is highly respected in the refereeing family.”
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