Meet the officials | Barnsley

12th April 2022
First team

Andy Woolmer will be the man in charge when Swansea City host Barnsley at the Stadium on Good Friday.

The vastly experience Northamptonshire-based official was first added to the National List of Referees in 2004 and has more than 300 EFL matches under his belt.

Woolmer was a Premier League assistant referee for many seasons before exchanging the flag for a whistle.

He was added to the Select Group 2 list in 2016 and, later that year, he travelled to Wembley to oversee an EFL Trophy final between Friday’s opponents Barnsley and Oxford United.

Friday will be the first time he has taken charge of a Swans match this term, although he was the referee for two matches last campaign – games against Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry City in SA1 - and five matches the season before.

Across the two 2020-21 games, he handed out seven yellow cards with five of them going to Swans players. Ben Cabango was booked in both fixtures while Matt Grimes, Yan Dhanda and Andre Ayew also had their names taken.

So far this season, Woolmer has overseen 31 matches. He has handed out 93 yellow cards and one red.

He will be assisted by Robert Hyde and Natalie Aspinall. Charles Breakspear will be the fourth official.