What's new for 2022/23: Match officials

24 Jul 2022
Tom Bramall, Natalie Aspinall

PGMOL confirms four new faces for the start of the season

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Ahead of the 2022/23 Premier League season starting on 5 August, here are some features you will see for the first time.

Match officials

Four new officials will operate in this season's Premier League after they were promoted by Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL).

Tom Bramall

The 32-year-old (pictured, above left) is the fifth referee to be promoted to the Premier League in the past two seasons.

Natalie Aspinall

Aspinall (pictured, above right) arrives at the highest level of English football, boasting extensive experience both domestically and internationally, including at a women's World Cup.

Nick Greenhalgh

Greenhalgh has over 300 EFL matches to his name as an assistant referee since joining the list in 2008/09.

Steve Meredith

He joined the EFL list prior to the 2012/13 campaign and has great experience with 250+ matches in their three divisions.

Retiring referees

Mike Dean, Jonathan Moss and Martin Atkinson retired from refereeing at the end of 2021/22.

Dean will join Lee Mason as a dedicated VAR (video assistant referee), while Kevin Friend becomes manager of the Select Group 2 officials, working in the EFL.

Moss has become manager of the Select Group 1 officials, while Atkinson will be the referee coach for this group.

Also in this series

Part 1: Five substitutes
Part 2: Nike Flight ball
Part 4: Premier League 2 changes age limit
Part 5: Law change for penalties
Part 6: New match postponement guidance
Part 7: Offsides
Part 8: Multiball system

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