Neil Swarbrick to Referee Swansea City v QPR

Published on 8 February, 2013 
By: Mark Williams


Personal information
Year of birth 1970
County FA Lancashire FA
First Premier League Match 11 December 2010: Fulham v Sunderland


After taking up refereeing at the age of 29, it took just six years for Neil Swarbrick to get promoted to the National List of assistant referees, and he has enjoyed a rapid rise up the officiating ranks since.

Swarbrick learned his trade in the Northern Premier League and Conference before he joined the Football League in 2005. He regularly officiated across the Football League for the next six years, as well as taking charge of FA Cup and League Cup matches during that period.

His first Premier League appointment came in December 2010, when he was in the middle for Fulham’s goalless draw with Sunderland. The following season, he and Jon Moss were both promoted to the Select Group of referees and he now predominantly officiates in the Premier League.

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