Corporal Lauren Impey preparing to take charge of a match in November 2021 (Picture: Alamy).

Football

RAF referee promoted to Women's Super League duties

Corporal Lauren Impey will now be taking charge of matches in the top division of English women's football.

Corporal Lauren Impey preparing to take charge of a match in November 2021 (Picture: Alamy).

An RAF football referee has been promoted to the top division in English women's football.

Corporal Lauren Impey is now a Level 1W referee meaning she will be taking charge of Women's Super League matches.

She has been rewarded for her good performances in the FA Women's Championship.

This is more good news for Cpl Impey who was appointed as an official for a UEFA international tournament in November.

She was also the reserve assistant referee for the Women's FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in December.