Meet the Referee – Gavin Ward

Each week we take a close look at the referee assigned to the Swans game and look at their previous record when officiating our beloved Swansea City.

This week’s referee spotlight focused on Gavin Ward, who was appointed the referee for the Swans v Huddersfield Town Championship game on Saturday, 25 September 2021.

Gavin Ward

Referee Ward was assisted by Nik Barnard and Mark Pottage, with Lee Swabey the 4th Official for the game.

Name: Gavin Ward
Born: November 1978
Birthplace: Surrey, England

Background:
Surrey based Ward officiated his first EFL game on 16 August 2008, when he took charge of Milton Keynes Dons victory over Northampton Town in League One. He has since gone on to be the referee for almost 200 Championship, League One and League Two games.

Swans related Fact(s):
This was the 8th time that Ward had officiated a Swansea City home game, having been the referee for three games away from the Liberty Stadium.

Here are the all important facts and figures for each game that he has been a referee for a Swansea City game:

Date Competition Home Team Score Away Team
25-Sep-2021 Championship Swans1:0Huddersfield Town
6-Mar-2021ChampionshipSwans2:1Middlesbrough
16-Dec-2020
Championship
Derby County
2:0
Swans
19-Sep-2020
Championship
Swans
0:0
Birmingham City
25-Jan-2020
Championship
Stoke City
2:0
Swans
22-Oct-2019
Championship
Swans
0:3
Brentford
02-Mar-2019
Championship
Swans
2:0
Bolton Wanderers
05-Jan-2019
FA Cup 3rd Round
Aston Villa
0:3
Swans
24-Aug-2018
Championship
Swans
0:1
Bristol City
28-Dec-2010
Championship
Swans
1:0
Barnsley
27-Feb-2010
Championship
Swans
1:0
Peterborough United

In summary, Gavin Ward record for Swansea City games is as follows:

Home Games
P8 W5 D1 L2

Away Games
P3 W1 D0 L2

Overall Record
P11 W6 D1 L4

This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 63%

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