Meet the Referee – Peter Bankes

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 focuses on Peter Bankes, who was appointed the referee for the Swansea City v Preston North End Championship game on Monday, 5 April 2021.

Peter Bankes

Referee Bankes was assisted by James Mainwaring and Nick Greenhalgh, with Sam Allison the 4th Official for the game.

Name: Peter Bankes
Born: 1982
Birthplace: Lancashire

Background:
Bankes started his refereeing career in 1996 at just 14 years of age. By 2014 he had made the EFL’s Referees List, having spent two years as a Select Group Assistant Referee officiating in an FA Cup Semi-Final and National League Play-Off Final during that period.

He took charge of his first Championship game during the 2014/15 season, when he was the referee for Middlesbrough’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town at the Riverside Stadium in January 2015.

Thus far in his career, Bankes has earned a reputation amongst fans for being ‘card happy’.

Swans related Fact(s):
This was the ninth Swans game that Peter Bankes had officiated and was his sixth Swans home game.

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
05-April-21ChampionshipSwans0:1Preston North End
10-February-21
FA Cup 5th Round
Swans
1:3
Manchester City
08-December-20
Championship
Swans
0:0
AFC Bournemouth
29-February-20
Championship
Blackburn Rovers
2:2
Swans
2-January-20
Championship
Swans
1:0
Charlton Athletic
2-November-19
Championship
Wigan Athletic
1:2
Swans
2-October-19
Championship
Charlton Athletic
1:2
Swans
1-May-19
Championship
Swans
1:1
Derby County
2-Apr-19
Championship
Swans
3:0
Brentford

In summary, Peter Bankes record for Swansea City games is as follows:

Home Games
P6 W2 D2 L2

Away Games
P3 W2 D1 L0

Overall Record
P9 W4 D3 L2

This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 78%

Let us know what you think of this referee via our Swansea City Forum.

You can also browse more information and stats about other referees who have officiated Swansea City games.