Rebecca Welch to become first woman to referee English Football League game

Rebecca Welch will become the first woman to referee an English Football League fixture, officials have announced.

Welch will preside over the League Two clash between Harrogate Town and Port Vale on Monday.

She told Sky Sports News: "I’m still trying to let it sink in. I got the news on Saturday and haven’t come back down to earth yet. I’m very fortunate to have been given this opportunity and I’m really excited about it."

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