December 6, 2022

WE’RE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE APPOINTMENT OF MATCH OFFICIALS FOR THE FA COMMUNITY SHIELD

Craig Pawson and his team of match officials have been appointed as the match referee for the 2022 FA Community Shield between Liverpool and Manchester City.

This year’s traditional season curtain-raiser between the winners of the Emirates FA Cup and the Premier League is being staged at the King Power Stadium in Leicester on Saturday 30 July, with a kick-off time at 5pm BST.

And after refereeing the Cup Final in May, which saw Liverpool beat Chelsea at Wembley Stadium, Pawson will now open the 2022-23 season by taking charge of this game.

The full team of officials for the match are now confirmed below:-

Referee: Craig Pawson (Sheffield and Hallamshire FA)

Assistant referees: Harry Lennard (Sussex FA) and Nick Hopton (Derbyshire FA)

Fourth official: Darren England (Sheffield & Hallam FA)

Reserve assistant referee: Tim Wood (Gloucestershire FA)

VAR (Video assistant referee): John Brooks (Leicestershire FA)

Assistant VAR: Lee Betts (Norfolk FA)

Source: The Football Association