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Congratulations to all our referees who achieved upgrades, finals appointments and other notable performances and achievements last week at the 2016 European Touch Championships. (Rankings in brackets)


Adam Brimelow (L2)

Melissa Day (L2)

Rebecca Maxwell (L2)

Layo Aromire (L3)

Kevin Hill (L3)

Mike Green (L3)

Alice Watchorn (L3) - Most Improved Ref

Catriona Weir (L3)

Gareth Hinds (L4 Senior)

Nicolas VdR (L5)

Finals appointments

M40 Final Referees:

Gareth Hinds (15 - Leading senior male)

Womens' Open Final Referees:

Alice Watchorn (13)

M30 Final Referees:

Ian Syder (11)

Shane Hills (10)

Senior Mixed Final Referees:

Nicolas Van De Rijt (7)

Mixed Open Final Referees:

Shelley Grace (6 - Leading female)

Referee of the tournament

Shelley Grace

Team Leaders/Mentors

Nicolas VdR

Ian Syder

Stephen Dubreuil

Shelley Grace

England Touch provided 25% of all the referees for the tournament, a great testament for the amount of development going on at grass roots level.

We are England Touch

We are the players. We are the supporters, willing us on. We are the medals, waiting to be won. We are the touchdowns, waiting to be scored. We are the men and women of all ages. We are the talent of today. We are the potential for tomorrow. We are one team. We are England Touch