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REFEREES RULE

When you stash up all your referees with brand new kit



To have a great event, you need great referees.

To ensure we have the right caliber attend, we do a few simple things:

Treat them well. Make it simple. Cover their in-country costs.


Being part of the Touch N’ Tapas referee team, each ref received:

🏨 Free accommodation including Full Board

🚕 Free ground transport to/from fields/hotel

🍻 Free entry into the after party (inc drinks)

🎽 Bespoke referee kit

😎 High quality coaching and upgrade opportunity



Referee Awards and Upgrades

We had 22 teams that took to the field in Alicante. Six of whom were subsequently crowned winners.


That said, there was one team of individuals that was much larger than the others and took part in every game across the two-day event - our amazing referee team.


33 referees and two referee coaches did an amazing job, across the board.


A huge thanks to the OT7TNT23 referee team

  • Adriano José Dos Santos // Spain

  • Andrew Bloom // Wales

  • Ania Tomaszewska // Switzerland

  • Axel Houillier // Belgium

  • Bex Maxwell // England

  • Celso Ferreira // Portugal

  • Dai Davies // England

  • Dunc Mascarenhas // England

  • Eddie Harris // Wales

  • El Obadi // Belgium

  • Ewen McDonald // England

  • Filipe Pacheco // Portugal

  • Graham Moy // England

  • Gregor Wightman // Scotland

  • Ian Small // Netherlands

  • James Beasley // Wales

  • James Walters // England

  • Jen Lee // Spain

  • Joe Kruger Williams // Wales

  • Kevin Hill // England

  • Laura Mitchell // England

  • Lewis Husbands // England

  • Lois Lau // England

  • Luís Coelho // Portugal

  • Matt Emmerson // England

  • Matthew Togher // Singapore

  • Nuno Alves // Portugal

  • Pablo Vazquez // Spain

  • Rhode Thijssen // Switzerland

  • Vincent Lebacq // France

  • Warren Steele // England


Along with our two magnificent Referee Coaches

  • Marc Rosenstiehl // France

  • Matthew Boesen // Switzerland


Just like players, our tournaments provide referees an opportunity to achieve their personal goals whether that be an upgrade, finals appointment or the chance to officiate at a higher level. This is why it was essential for us to work with the European Referee Commission to ensure we gave Level Two referees the opportunity to hit L3, along with great coaching by two highly decorated and well respected referee coaches too.


We congratulate all our referees and referee coaches for their hard work, achievements and dedication to our second annual Touch N Tapas Event.


With three finals being played on day 2, we want to also congratulate and acknowledge those referees who made the top pick too. All did a fantastic job in facilitating excellent games between strong competitors.



Finals Referees:


Shootout Cup

  • Gregor Wightman

  • Lois Lau

  • Matt Emmerson


Men’s Masters

  • Laura Mitchell

  • Pablo Vazquez

  • Matt Emmerson


Women’s Division

  • Kevin Hill

  • Vincent Lebacq

  • Jen Lee


A big congratulations to the following referees who received upgrades and awards at the event.


Referee Upgrades


Level 2

  • Axel Houillier // Belgium

  • Ewen McDonald // England

  • Joe Kruger Williams // Wales

  • Lewis Husbands // England

  • Luís Coelho // Portugal

  • Matthew Togher // Singapore


Level 3

  • Lois Lau // England

  • Celso Ferreira // Portugal



Referee of the Tournament

Finally well done to our MVR (most valuable referee) of the event, went to Lois Lau.


Lois needs no introduction to most, but this all round super star not only refereed out of her skin, played and scored for the Malaysian team she also got her long awaited and thoroughly deserved Level 3 upgrade along the way.


A worthy recipient of the title, following her total commitment throughout the event, along with her on and off-field leadership




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