Esther Azzopardi promoted to UEFA’s Women Elite Development Category

UEFA has announced that FIFA Referee Esther Azzopardi has been promoted to UEFA’s Women Elite Development Category. Only two female referees were promoted – the other being Scotland’s Morag Pirie.

Esther Azzopardi is now in the Top 20 Female Referees in Europe – a truly outstanding achievement for the Malta FA.

Having started her international career in 2007, Esther Azzopardi has recently controlled her 40th international match in Estonia.

From 2008 until 2010 Esther formed part of UEFA’s Talent Programme, a specialised programme for a selected group of young international referees with the ability to develop their refereeing skills further.

Locally, Esther has been an Elite Referee for the past three seasons having controlled 24 Premier League games to date.

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