Ceri Williams to be an Assistant Referee in WU19 EURO Final

There will be Welsh involvement in the UEFA Women’s U19 EURO Final today (30 July) as Ceri Williams has been appointed as an Assistant Referee for the match between Spain and Germany in Belgium at 4:30pm. 

Williams began refereeing in Swansea as a teenager and worked her way through Welsh grassroots football before choosing the Assistant Referee’s pathway.

The 28-year-old progressed quickly to the elite domestic game, officiating in the Genero Adran Premier and JD Cymru Premier to help her earn her FIFA Badge in 2019.

Since becoming an international match official, Williams has appeared in top games such as the Women’s Champions League group stages as well as the Women’s Champions League Quarter Final.

She also became the first Welsh woman to have officiated on a UEFA men’s competition when Celtic took on Real Madrid in the UEFA Youth League last season. Followed by Liverpool vs Napoli in same competiton.

Williams recently took up a role as the FAW’s first ever Women’s Referee Development Officer and is a key part of the FAW’s new Adran Leagues Referee Academy, focused on bringing through the next generation of Welsh women match officials.

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