Meet the Referee – Sunny Gill

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

This week’s referee spotlight focuses on Sunny Singh Gill, who was appointed the referee for the Ipswich Town v Swansea City Championship game on Saturday, 11 November 2023.

Referee Sunny Gill was assisted by Shaun Hudson and Graham Kane with Leigh Doughty the fourth official for the game.

Name: Sunny Singh Gill
Birthplace: Staffordshire

During the 2022-2023 season, referee Sunny Singh Gill achieved a historic milestone, when he became the first British South Asian referee to officiate an EFL fixture since his father, Jarnail Singh, did so over a decade ago.

This historic event occurred in August 2022, when Sunny Singh Gill refereed the Sky Bet League Two match between Northampton Town and Hartlepool United.

His appointment marked a ground-breaking moment as the most senior referee of British South Asian heritage in the country.

In June 2022, Gill earned a promotion to the EFL after impressing in the National League. Refereeing seems to be a family affair for the Gills, as Gill’s brother Bhupinder also contributes to the game by working as an assistant referee in the EFL.

Gill made his EFL Championship debut in November 2023, when he oversaw the goalless draw between Huddersfield Town and Watford.

Swans related Fact(s):
This was the very first time that referee Sunny Gill has officiated a Swansea City game.

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

Home Team
Away Team
11 November 2023ChampionshipIpswich Town3:2Swansea City

In summary, Gill’s record for Swansea City games is as follows:

Home Games
P0 W0 D0 L0

Away Games
P1 W0 D0 L1

Overall Record
P1 W0 D0 L1

This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 0%

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