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Five Greeks among Football Australia’s match official panels for upcoming A-Leagues

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The Football Australia Referees Committee have finalised the match official panels for the upcoming 2022/23 A-Leagues seasons and among the names are five people of Greek heritage.

In the match official panel for the A-League Men matches, Tim Danaskos from New South Wales has been named referee, whilst Joanna Charaktis, George Lakrindis and Andrew Meimarakis from Victoria have been appointed assistant referees.

Andrew Meimarakis. Photo: Getty Images.

In the match official panel for the A-League Women matches, Charaktis will be joined by Anastasia Filacouridis from NSW as assistant referees.

Charaktis has also been appointed to the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup 2022 scheduled to take place in India during October.

In a statement following the appointments, Football Australia Head of Referees, Nathan Magill, congratulated everyone on their selections.

Assistant referee Joanna Charaktis (right). Photo: Football Victoria.

“The next 12 months is shaping to be an exciting time for Australian match officials, and I am looking forward to seeing what our team will achieve on the domestic and global stage,” Mr Magill said.

The new A-Leagues 2022/23 seasons will kick off on Friday, 7 October for Isuzu UTE A-League Men, with the Draw for the Liberty A-League Women to be released by the Australian Professional Leagues (APL) in the near future.

READ MORE: Australia and New Zealand secure victory in bid to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

Source: Football Australia.

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