Cheryl Foster will officiate her first major tournament this summer after being announced as one of the referees for the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Championship.

Former Cymru international Foster started her refereeing career in in 2013 and was promoted to the UEFA Elite List of Referees in the 2020/21 season, recognizing her as one of the best women referees in Europe.

The UEFA Referees’ Committee has appointed 12 referees and their referee assistant teams who will take charge of the 31 matches at UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, which will take place in England from 6 to 31 July.

Each refereeing team will consist of a referee, two assistant referees, a fourth official, and a team of two video assistant referees (VAR) at the stadium. Video assistant referees are also being deployed for the first time at all matches in a UEFA Women’s EURO final tournament.

ROBERTO ROSETTI, UEFA CHIEF REFEREEING OFFICER said: “We have had some tough decisions to make on which referees will go to the Women’s EURO, because we now have a growing group of high-calibre officials from which to choose.

“Having assessed the referees at our preparation courses, and after following their performances in UEFA competitions, we know that the selected officials have all it takes to deliver confident and uniform decision-making at the final tournament.”

Some of the referees will be taking charge of matches in the closing stages of this season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League, before the entire team begins to focus on the challenge that lies ahead of them in England this summer.