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Queensland referees Jarred Gillett, David Walsh and Peter Green have been rewarded for their performances this season by being appointed to Sunday’s Hyundai A-League Grand Final in Sydney.
Gillett, who grew up on the Gold Coast, will officiate his fourth decider after again being named Referee of the Year at the Dolan Warren Awards this week.
The 30-year-old’s appointment was confirmed as part of an experienced four-man team, including Walsh as an assistant referee and Green as fourth official.
Gillett was extremely proud to again be appointed to officiate the Hyundai A-League Grand Final.
“I’m humbled to receive this appointment and be a part of Sunday’s Grand Final,” Gillett said.
“My sincere thanks go to my fiancé, family, colleagues and the FFA referees department for their unrelenting support throughout the season.
“The refereeing team for Sunday will use our previous grand final experience to our advantage and we look forward to officiating in this Hyundai A-League season finale.”
— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) May 2, 2017
FFA Director of Referees Ben Wilson congratulated Gillett on his fourth appointment as the Hyundai A-League Grand Final referee.
“Once again Jarred has proven himself to be the best referee in the Hyundai A-League,” said Wilson.
“Like players, referees aim for a Grand Final appearance and Jarred’s appointment reflects his strong performances and professional attitude this season.
“Sunday’s refereeing team is the most experienced ever appointed with more than a dozen Hyundai A-League Grand Finals between them. They are very well prepared for what will be an extremely competitive match.”
Sunday’s match will be the second time Gillett has refereed a Grand Final between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory following their meeting in the 2014/15 decider.