Football Federation Australia (FFA) Director of Referees Ben Wilson has announced that Shaun Evans will referee the Hyundai A-League 2019 Grand Final between Perth Glory and Sydney FC at Optus Stadium on Sunday 19 May.
This will be Evans’ first appointment as the referee for a Hyundai A-League Grand Final and caps off a stellar year for the Victorian referee who was also named the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 Referee of the Year at the Dolan Warren Awards held at the Star Event Centre in Sydney last night.
Wilson congratulated Evans on his first appointment as the Hyundai A-League Grand Final referee.
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“Shaun has refereed extremely well and he deserves this appointment to his first Grand Final,” said Wilson.
“Shaun has a fine balance between facilitating entertaining football and enforcing the laws across his twenty-one matches this season. I look forward to this continuing on Sunday,” concluded Wilson.
Evans was honoured and thrilled to be appointed as the referee for the Hyundai A-League 2019 Grand Final.
“This has been a lifelong dream from the moment that I started refereeing,” Evans said.
“I’d like to thank my wife Bree for supporting my referee career and everyone along the way who has helped become a better match official.”
“I’m confident that the referee team that has been appointed will help contribute to an entertaining match on Sunday,” concluded Evans.
Wilson also announced that Shaun Evans will be joined by Assistant Referees Andrew Lindsay and Paul Cetrangolo, Chris Beath (Fourth Official) and Josh Mannella (Fifth Official) with Kris Griffiths-Jones (Video Assistant Referee).