Select Group

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The Select Group is a panel of English professional football referees and assistant referees, appointed by Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL).

The panel was established in 2001, when referees in England became professional.[1]

Select Group Match OfficialsEdit

RefereesEdit

Assistant RefereesEdit

  • Simon Beck
  • Simon Bennett
  • Gary Beswick
  • Lee Betts
  • Stuart Burt
  • Darren Cann
  • Dan Cook
  • Neil Davies
  • Derek Eaton
  • Andy Garratt
  • Constantine Hatzidakis
  • Adrian Holmes
  • Nick Hopton
  • Ian Hussin
  • Peter Kirkup
  • Scott Ledger
  • Harry Lennard
  • Simon Long
  • Sian Massey-Ellis
  • Mick McDonough
  • Adam Nunn
  • Marc Perry
  • Dan Robathan
  • Mark Scholes
  • Eddie Smart
  • Richard West
  • Matthew Wilkes

Video Assistant RefereesEdit

Assistant Video Assistant RefereesEdit

  • Simon Beck
  • Simon Bennett
  • Gary Beswick
  • Lee Betts
  • Stuart Burt
  • Darren Cann
  • Stephen Child
  • Dan Cook
  • Neil Davies
  • Derek Eaton
  • Andy Garratt
  • Andrew Halliday
  • Constantine Hatzidakis
  • Adrian Holmes
  • Nick Hopton
  • Ian Hussin
  • Peter Kirkup
  • Scott Ledger
  • Harry Lennard
  • Simon Long
  • Sian Massey-Ellis
  • Adam Nunn
  • Marc Perry
  • Dan Robathan
  • Mark Scholes
  • Eddie Smart
  • Richard West
  • Matthew Wilkes

FIFA International Match OfficialsEdit

Eight Select Group referees and eleven assistant referees are also on the FIFA International List.[2]

Attwell, Coote, Kavanagh, Madley, Oliver, Pawson, Taylor, and Tierney, serve as international referees.

Bennett, Beswick, Betts, Burt, Cook, Hatzidakis, Hussin, Lennard, Massey-Ellis, Nunn, and Smart, serve as international assistant referees.

Notable International AppointmentsEdit

Current and former Select Group match officials have overseen some of the most prestigious matches available, these include:

Refereed by Howard Webb, and assisted by Darren Cann and Mike Mullarkey.

Overseen by Webb, Cann, and Mullarkey.

Refereed by Mark Clattenburg, and assisted by Simon Beck and Stephen Child.

Refereed by Martin Atkinson, and assisted by Stephen Child and Mike Mullarkey.

Refereed by Mark Clattenburg, and assisted by Simon Beck and Jake Collin.

Overseen by Clattenburg, Beck, and Collin.

Select Group 2 Match OfficialsEdit

RefereesEdit

Assistant RefereesEdit

  • Nicholas Barnard
  • Darren Blunden
  • Ian Cooper
  • Philip Dermott
  • Mark Dwyer
  • Matt Foley
  • Andrew Fox
  • Michael George
  • Nick Greenhalgh
  • Paul Hodskinson
  • Akil Howson
  • Shaun Hudson
  • Jonathan Hunt
  • Robert Hyde
  • Mark Jones
  • Graham Kane
  • Daniel Leach
  • Sam Lewis
  • Nigel Lugg
  • James Mainwaring
  • Matthew McGrath
  • Robert Merchant
  • Steven Meredith
  • Mark Pottage
  • Geoffrey Russell
  • Mark Russell
  • Rob Smith
  • Lee Venamore
  • Adrian Waters
  • Richard Wild
  • James Wilson
  • Timothy Wood

Former Select Group RefereesEdit

Name Notes
Graham Barber
Neale Barry Head of Refereeing at The Football Association[3]
Steve Bennett
Mark Clattenburg Head of Officiating at Chinese Football Association and Daily Mail columnist[4][5]
Phil Dowd
Steve Dunn
Paul Durkin
Andy D'Urso
Roger East
David Elleray Technical Director at IFAB[6]
Chris Foy
Dermot Gallagher
Mark Halsey The Sun columnist[7]
Mike Jones
Peter Jones
Barry Knight
Bobby Madley
Matt Messias
Graham Poll
Lee Probert
David Pugh
Uriah Rennie
Mike Riley Managing Director of PGMOL[8]
Keith Stroud
Rob Styles
Neil Swarbrick
Steve Tanner
Peter Walton BT Sport analyst and The Times columnist[9][10]
Howard Webb General Manager of PRO[11]
Alan Wiley Director of Select Group 2 Referees[12]
Clive Wilkes
Jeff Winter
Eddie Wolstenholme

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football referees turn professional". BBC Sport. 13 June 2001. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  2. ^ "2020 FIFA International Refereeing Lists" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Referees Department".
  4. ^ "Mark Clattenburg heads to China as head of officiating".
  5. ^ "Mark Clattenburg".
  6. ^ "VAR offside decisions under review".
  7. ^ "Mark Halsey".
  8. ^ "About PGMOL".
  9. ^ "VAR is not there to get every decision 100 per cent correct".
  10. ^ "In brave new world, fans will have to learn how to watch".
  11. ^ "PRO promotes Howard Webb to General Manager".
  12. ^ "Referee Director at PGMOL".

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