Local Referee to Officiate in Australia

EFL Referee John Brooks, affiliated to Leicestershire & Rutland County FA, has been selected by the PGMO to referee in Australia as part of an exchange programme.

Alongside Premier League referee Chris Kavanagh, John will begin the programme on Wednesday 19 July and return two weeks later.

The trip begins in Melbourne, where Brooks will take charge of a Victorian National Premier League fixture between Hume City and South Melbourne on Saturday 22 July. This will precede a flight to Sydney, where Brooks will oversee Sydney United v Sydney Olympic in the NSW National Premier League on Sunday 30 July.

The County FA would like to wish John and the other referees involved the very best of luck on the trip.

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