Stephan Geldenhuys, a rugby referee from Brits was awarded referee of the Dubai Invitational tournament award in Dubai recently.
Stephan was a match referee between South African academy team and Jesters from England. “It really was a very proud moment in my refereeing career, the highlight to referee the SA team in the final did make it even more special to me. I have been part of the Blue Bulls rugby referee society for the past 13 years and they gave me the opportunity to go and officiate in this tournament,” says Stephan. The tournament had 67 referees involved from all over the world with 12 referee coaches who ranked the officiating referees after every game.