Welch to referee Swans trip to Middlesbrough

Female Referee Rebecca Welch will be the official in charge when Swansea City make the long trip to Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Welch made history back in March, when she became the first female referee to oversee a Swansea City match, when Blackburn Rovers were defeated 2-1 at the Swansea.com stadium.

Assisting referee Rebecca Welch for the game at the Riverside Stadium, will be Craig Taylor and Mark Russell, with Anthony Backhouse the 4th Official.

Rebecca Welch EFL Championship Record 2023/2024

This will be the Tyne and Wear official’s 11th Championship game of the season, during which she has handed out 46 yellow cards and 1 red card.

Josh Tymon is the only Swansea player to have been booked by Welch this season.

This is also the second time that Welch has officiated a Middlesbrough game, the other occasion was the 1-0 win at home against Birmingham City back in October 2023, when she also booked Matt Crooks, Lukas Engel and Krystian Bielik.