Football Federation Australia today announced that Referee Kate Jacewicz will once again lead the team of Match Officials appointed to control the Westfield W-League 2017 Grand Final.
Remarkably, this will be the eighth time that Jacewicz has refereed the Westfield W-League Grand Final in the nine season history of the competition and will cap off an amazing 12 months which included her being appointed to referee the Final of the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.
FFA Director of Referees Ben Wilson praised Jacewicz for her outstanding achievement and congratulated all the named match officials on their prominent appointments.
“Kate is a highly regarded referee and has performed very well throughout the Westfield W-League season once again,” said Wilson.
“As with the players, Match Officials also strive to appear at the Grand Final and I wish to congratulate the six Match Officials who have been appointed for Sunday’s match.”
Jacewicz was again excited about being appointed for the Westfield W-League 2017 Grand Final.
“Personally I think being selected to officiate this Grand Final is testament to the work I’ve put in during the year and caps off what has been a pretty successful 12 months for me individually, so it’s a great feeling,” said Jacewicz.
“Grand Finals are always big events. Anything can happen so you have to prepare accordingly but having done seven other W-League Grand Finals, I’ve got the experience of those under my belt which will allow me to officiate to the best of my ability on Sunday.
“I’m excited by the other officials that have been appointed to the match, it’s a very strong team so I’m really looking forward to officiating with them because they are all quality officials but also good friends.”
Joining Jacewicz at the Westfield W-League 2017 Grand Final are Assistant Referees Sarah Ho and Allyson Flynn, Fourth Official Danielle Anderson and Additional Assistant Referees Rebecca Durcau and Lara Lee.
Westfield W-League Grand Final
Perth Glory v Melbourne City
Sunday 12 February 2017
nib Stadium, Perth
Kick-off 4:30pm Local, 7:30pm AEDT
Tickets on sale at www.w-league.com.au/tickets from Tuesday, 7 Feb at 9am Local, 12 midday AEDT
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The Westfield W-League 2017 Grand Final will be broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports and ABC TV.