International Appointment for Walking Football Referee

After getting into Walking Football with Leicestershire & Rutland County FA three years ago, local referee Brian Webster (left) has received his first international Walking Football appointment – a spot at the European Old Stars Tournament in Holland.

Brian, who recently officiated the FA People’s Cup Final, will fly out to the tournament in September, and as he explains to LRCFA Referee Development Officer, Steve Bratt, it’s an experience he’s very much looking forward to.

He said: “Thank you for getting me into Walking Football three seasons ago. I have received an email from Holland appointing me to referee at the European Old Stars Tournament at Noordwijk, about 20 miles from Amsterdam.

“The ground being used is SJC Noordwijk’s and the teams are from six other European nations, plus a team of former Dutch players. The guest of honour and presenting the awards is Louis van Gaal. This provides another chance to wear my Leicestershire badge, this time on local Dutch TV!”

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