• Match Referee Kate Jacewicz with Assistant Referees (Photo: Emily Mogic / The Women's Game) (The Women's Game)Source: The Women's Game
Football Federation Australia today announced that referee Kate Jacewicz will lead the team of match officials appointed to control the W-League Grand Final.
27 Jan 2016 - 9:13 PM  UPDATED 28 Jan 2016 - 4:07 PM

This will be the seventh time that Jacewicz has refereed the W-League Grand Final in the eight season history of the competition.

FFA Director of Referees Ben Wilson praised Jacewicz for her record breaking achievement and congratulated all the named match officials on their prestigious appointment.

“Kate is our most experienced W-League Referee and has once again had an outstanding season. All six match officials have refereed very well throughout the season and I wish to congratulate them all on their appointment."

Jacewicz said she was excited about the match but said she wouldn’t approach it any differently.

Of course with any big event comes an element of excitement. I look forward to every match but there is something special about refereeing the W-League Grand Final.

“I will prepare for the match the same way I prepare for every other match. I like to stay relaxed and enjoy the lead up to the match by having a coffee with my team; I try not to get caught up in the emotion of the event.

“Finding the motivation is easy when you love what you do and the women's football community makes it a joy to be a part of."

Joining Jacewicz at the game are assistant referees Laura Moya and Renae Coghill, fourth official Danielle Anderson and additional assistant referees Rebecca Durcau and Kelly Jones.