Jarred Gillett

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Jarred Gavan Gillett
Born (1986-11-01) 1 November 1986 (age 32)
Years League Role
2010–2019 A-League Referee
2019– EFL Referee
Years League Role
2013– FIFA listed Referee

Jarred Gavan Gillett (born 1 November 1986) is an Australian football referee in the EFL.

He has refereed five Hyundai A-League Grand Finals (2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) and has been named the Hyundai A-League Referee of the Year on five occasions (2011/12, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18).

Gillett refereed the October 2009 National Youth League Grand Final. He was part of the Asian Football Confederation Project Future referees program and visited the Premier League in England in 2010 with the AFC.[1]

Gillett made his A-League debut during the 2010–11 A-League season, officiating in 15 matches, including the elimination semi-final between Adelaide United and Wellington Phoenix.[2]

In April 2017, Gillett was appointed as one of the inaugural Video assistant referees (VARs) in the A-League (the first top-tier football league in the world to implement the technology).[3]

When Gillett was awarded the Hyundai A-League Referee of the Year award in 2016/17 for a record fourth time, this made him the most successful referee in A-League history.[4]

The 2018 A-League Grand Final between Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Victory was his fifth time, and fourth consecutive appearance, refereeing the Grand Final. In October 2018, Gillett refereed the 2018 FFA Cup Final between Adelaide United and Sydney FC.

Gillett has also officiated in the J-League (as part of an exchange program)[5], the Indian Super League, the Chinese Super League and the Saudi Professional League and at the 2015 International Champions Cup.

Gillett will join Select Group 2 in England at the start of the 2019/20 season after taking up a post-doctoral research position at Liverpool John Moores University.[6]

On 15 April 2019 Gillett was selected to take charge of his first fixture in the EFL. He was chosen to officiate the EFL League Two match between Morecambe FC and Cheltenham Town FC on 22 April 2019.[7] Gillett officiated his first Championship match, Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City, on the final day of the 2018/19 season.

On 24 September 2019 Gillett officiated a Carabao cup game. He refereed the match between Colchester United FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC.

A-League Matches[8][edit]

  • 2010/2011 Season: 14 Matches (Including: 1 Finals Match)
  • 2011/2012 Season: 24 Matches (Including: 1 Pre-Season, 3 Finals Matches including Grand Final)
  • 2012/2013 Season: 18 Matches (Including: 1 Finals match)
  • 2013/2014 Season: 14 Matches
  • 2014/2015 Season: 14 Matches (Including: Grand Final 2015 A-League Grand Final)
  • 2017/2018 Season: 21 Matches (Including: 2 Finals Matches, including Grand Final)


  1. ^ Tips from the top young referees at premierleague.com
  2. ^ "Jared Gillett (Referee)". Ultimate A-League. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.a-league.com.au/article/hyundai-a-league-first--to-use-video-assistant-referees/1g3x9yaxih0dp1aaokfqi2uihy
  4. ^ http://www.a-league.com.au/article/sydney-fc-star-milos-ninkovic-claims-johnny-warren-medal/1jpsxau0jemi21sfeof6ylef8r
  5. ^ "JFA Exchange Program".
  6. ^ "Australian referee Gillett set to officiate in England". premierleague.com. 11 February 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  7. ^ "EFL Referee appointments 19–23 March 2019". efl.com. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  8. ^ Ultimate A-League