Four new officials for 2022/23 Premier League

The Premier League has confirmed that there will be four new officials ahead of the 2022/23 season.

The quartet has been upgraded by Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL).

Referee Tom Brammal, as well as assistant referees Natalie Aspinal, Nick Greenhalgh and Steve Meredith, will now join the Select 1 squad for the 2022/23 campaign.

Tom Bramal

The 32-year-old is the fifth referee to be promoted to the Premier League in the past two seasons.

Bramal has been in charge of the Premier League since the 2014/15 season, while the man was in the middle of this season’s FA Cup Final.

Natalie Espinal

Aspinall has reached the highest level in English football and has extensive experience both domestically and internationally, including the Women’s World Cup.

Joining Sian Massey-Ellis MBE in the First Division, Aspinall has been on the FIFA Match Officials List since 2007.

Nick Greenhalgh

Greenhalgh has had over 300 games to his name as an assistant referee in the EFL since joining the roster in 2008/09.

The 35-year-old made a move to Select Group 2 (the Championship) when it was formed prior to the 2016/17 season, while also part of the squad in the recent League Two Final.

Steve Meredith

Like Greenhalgh, Meredith has been a pivotal part of Select Group 2 since its formation and got a taste of the Premier League on the final day of last season when he served as an assistant referee when Brighton and Hove Albion hosted West Ham United.

He joined the EFL roster prior to the 2012/13 campaign and has a wealth of experience with over 250 games to his name in their three divisions.

The promoted officials will look to fill the vacancies left by Mike Dean, Jonathan Moss and Martin Atkinson, who all retired from refereeing after the end of the 2021/22 campaign.