Referees selected for the Paris World Games

The 5th edition of the Paris World Games takes place July 7th-13th in Paris, France. It is France’s biggest international youth tournament, attracting around 200 teams from all over the world. 

A great tournament requires great referees. For this year’s event “Tournaments Abroad” has selected a total of 95 referees, coming from 25 different nations. The group will be completed by referee observers, staff and basketball and handball referees, the first time Tournaments Abroad is involved in these two sport disciplines.  A total of 141 people from 28 countries and territories will be represented in the “referee group”. 

Here’s a full list in order of group size:

England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 –  25 people (14 football referees, 10 observers, 1 basketball referee)

Adebayo, Tunde – observer

Amey, Harry

Aumjaud, Khaled – observer

Brown, Tommy

Clayton, Tracey – observer

Crabtree, Matthew

Eisenune, Dominique – basketball referee

Fairhurst, David – observer

Gibson, Macauley

Hill, Alan – observer

Himsworth, Andy – referee coach

Howard, Leon

McCartney, Travis

McCourt Hall, Kye

Mollov, Vladimir

Moules, John – observer

Philipps, Promise

Reed, Graeme – observer

Roble, Jawahir

Smith, Jack – observer

Starkey, Ryan

Stevens, Harry

Waller, David – observers coordinator

Wicks, Jack

Winter, Sam

Netherlands 🇳🇱 – 13 people (9 football referees, 2 basketball referees, 2 staff members)

Aboujid, Samir

Boud, Marcello – staff member

Bueters, Thomas

de Groot, Xander

Hendriks, Toon – basketball referee

Jalving, Matthias

Meija, Amilcar – staff member

Nusselder, Gabriel

Ramdjas, Anthony

Roetman, Xylan

Scholten, Simon – basketball referee

van den Corput, Jelle

van der Singel, Leene

Spain 🇪🇸 – 12 people (9 football referees, 3 basketball referees)

Aguilera, Alberto

Andersson, Dennis

Aviles, Oscar

Barroso, Victor

Gonzalez, Irina – basketball referee

Gupergui, Javier

Martinez Gil, Alberto

Moreno, Raquel – basketball referee

Munoz Garcia, Jayro

Munoz Garcia, Neroy

Salazar, Jose Ivan

Temporao, Roberto – basketball referee

Germany 🇩🇪 – 11 people (9 football referees, 2 observers)

Albrecht, Alexander

Baida, Herbert

Buhl, Thomas – observer

Buttner, Tim

Gadow, Sven

Hendele, Tim

King, Marlon

Pfisterer, Alexander

Printzler, Martin – observer

Szelmann, Fabian

Weber, Marco

France 🇫🇷 – 10 people (8 football referees, 2 staff members, 1 basketball referee)

Biehler, Joanna – staff member

Billault, Aurelien – basketball referee

Braho, Gazmend

Carrot, Antoine

Chaouki, Anis

Foures, Fabio

Foures, Fabrice – staff member

Gennarino, Tom

Nivalle, Valentin

Valente, Jolan

Italy  đŸ‡ŽđŸ‡š – 10 people (4 basketball referees, 4 staff members, 2 handball referees)

Barca, Angelica – basketball referee

Bonapace, Cristiano – referee manager

Chiarugi, Alessio – basketball referee

Curcio, Daniele – referee director

Fustagni, Enrico – basketball referee coordinator

Iuliano, Alessandro – staff member

Mancuso, Raffaele – basketball referee

Marasciulo, Dario – handball referee coordinator

Tempone, Michele – handball referee

Vaccaro, Lorena – staff member

Czechia 🇨🇿 – 7 football referees

Brezani, Darius

Horak, Martin

Ikizgul, Varol

Piskac, Lukas

Psota, Tomas

Sekanina, Martin

Slesinger, Adam

Switzerland đŸ‡¨đŸ‡­ – 6 football referees

Hofmann, Sandro

Kerbala, Emanuele

Ritter, Oisin

Rosenbaum, Benjamin

Sujata, Julien

Ziegler, Sven

Japan 🇯🇵 – 5 people (3 football referees, 1 observer, 1 staff member)

Amimoto, Kazuki

Kaneko, Kaz – staff member

Kitara, Daisuke

Morooka, Yu

Uehara, Naoto – observer

Romania 🇷🇴 – 5 people (3 football referees, 2 handball referees)

Isac, Iustin

Mihai, Cristina – handball referee

Mocanu, Robert

Pirlog, Tudorel

Ungureanu, Maria – handball referee

Portugal đŸ‡ľđŸ‡š – 4 football referees

Sousa, Henrique

The names will be announced by APAF – the Portuguese Referee Association, shortly before the tournament. 

USA 🇺🇸 – 4 football referees

Azadpour, Omeed (CalSouth)

Connolly, Joe (Massachusetts)

Ell, Josh (North Texas)

Oudghiri, Malik (Indiana)

Belgium 🇧🇪 – 3 people (2 football referees, 1 basketball referee)

Defranne, Theo

Dierikx, Ibe

Roelandt, Steven – basketball referee

Hungary 🇭🇺 – 3 football referees

Drabon, Barnabas

Kreitl, Tamas

Marosi, Milan

Slovakia đŸ‡¸đŸ‡° – 3 football referees

Babjak, Ladislav

Hrebenar, Matej

Pohanka, Ivan

Algeria 🇩🇿 – 2 handball referees

Kahloul, Idir – handball referee

Mehaoued, Walide – handball referee

Australia 🇦🇺 – 2 people (1 football referee, 1 basketball referee)

Lopez, Rhys – basketball referee

Woodyatt, Daniel

Colombia 🇨🇴 – 2 people (1 football referee, 1 observer)

Blanco, Mary

Oviedo, Elizabeth – observer

Kosovo 🇽🇰 – 2 people (1 football referee, 1 observer)

Iberdemaj, Vigan

Hadri, Petrit – observer

Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 –  2 people (1 football referee, 1 observer)

McGinn, Tony

Miller, Sandy – observer

Serbia 🇷🇸 – 2 football referees

Jovanovic, Danilo

Jovic, Uros

Sweden 🇸🇪 – 2 handball referees

Olovsson, David – handball referee

Strandberg, Robin – handball referee

Finland 🇫🇮 – 1 football referee

Kuolaro, Robin

Ireland  🇮🇪 – 1 football referee

Keating, Lukas

Luxembourg 🇱🇺 – 1 football referee

Bouillon, Kentin

Pakistan 🇵🇰 – 1 football referee

Ali, Muhammad

Poland đŸ‡ľđŸ‡ą – 1 football referee

Pawlowski, Aleksander

Reunion – 1 handball referee

Xavier, Samuel – handball referee