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Stuart Attwell made a prominent debut in 2008 as the youngest person ever to referee in the Premier League but was demoted from the Select Group in February 2012.

He officiated his first match on 11 August 2007 in a 0-0 draw between Hereford and Rotherham. He first officiated in League 1 when taking charge of a game between Swansea and and on 26 December 2007 he made his Championship debut officiating a 1-1 draw between Sheffield United and Blackpool. On 26 May 2008 he officiated the League 2 play-off final at Wembley as Stockport beat Rochdale 3-2.

He was included in the Select Group of referees for the 2008/09 season making him eligible to referee in the Premier League, and granting him full-time employment by the Professional Game Match Officials Association. On 25 June 2008, he was promoted to the list of top flight officials in the Premier League, after just one season in the Football League. This made him the youngest ever Premier League referee at 25 years of age. On 23 August 2008, he made his Premier League debut when he refereed a 1-1 draw between Blackburn and Hull.

On 20 December 2008, Attwell was added to the international list of referees for 2009.

In July 2010, he officiated in Japanese J League matches for three weeks as part of a referee exchange programme signed between the English and Japanese FA’s

In February 2012, he was demoted from the list of Select Group Referees and returned to Football League duty on the National List. The move was said to come by mutual consent.

His last Bradford match was a 0-0 home draw against Chesterfield on 6 November 2012, four days prior to his last Lilywhite match.

His previous match was Charlton’s 1-0 FA Cup win at Huddersfield on 25 January

Season’s Records

Season:

Matches:

Yellow Cards:

Red Cards:

2013/14

23

79

6

2012/13

44

129

3

2011/12

32

102

6

2010/11

25

79

2

2009/10

26

95

4

2008/09

30

94

8

2007/08

32

52

9

 

Stuart Attwell and PNE:

Date:

Match:

PNE Goalscorers:

Cards:

PNE Cards:

10/11/12

Stevenage 1 PNE 4

Beavon; King; Monakana; Wroe

2 Y

Keane

19/01/08

Stoke 3 PNE 1

Brown

Nil

Nil

 

His assistants are Mark Griffiths from South Yorkshire and Tony Peart from North Yorkshire. The fourth official is Ben Toner from Lancashire.