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Massey-Ellis: I hope I am changing mindsets

25 Mar 2017
Sian Massey-Ellis, West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland

PGMOL's assistant referee talks about being a role model for female officials

Running the line in the Premier League, having also refereed matches in the Women’s Super League, Sian Massey-Ellis is happy to be a pioneer for female officials.

The 31-year-old was awarded an MBE for services to football in the New Year’s Honours list and she is keen to keep inspiring young women. 

See: Massey thrilled to receive MBE

“I find that you stand out sometimes for the right reasons, so as long as I keep doing my job then hopefully it doesn’t matter that I’m a woman,” she told Sky Sports.

“Hopefully, I’m changing some people’s mindsets. I’d like to think that even if I inspire one or two girls to take up the whistle or flag then I’ve done a good job.”

See: Referees appointments

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