Lucas von Hoff Award

June 12, 2012 @ 9:31 UTC

The European Referee Panel is proud to formally announce the launch of the Lucas Von Hoff Award. The award recognises exceptional contribution made to the development of Touch referees in Europe. It will be presented for the first time at the 2012 European Championships and bi-annually thereafter (at subsequent Euros).

The European Referee Panel is proud to formally announce the launch of the Lucas Von Hoff Award. The award recognises exceptional contribution made to the development of Touch referees in Europe. It will be presented for the first time at the 2012 European Championships and bi-annually thereafter (at subsequent Euros).

This highly prestigious award is named after Lucas Von Hoff (1980 - 11 June 2011). Lucas' contribution to the sport of Touch throughout Europe as the European Director of Referees and a FIT Panel Member was epitomised by his dedication to his fellow colleagues and referees. His professionalism was unparalleled and he played a huge part in the development of referees throughout Europe.

The Lucas Von Hoff Award represents the following key principles and character traits:

Dedication — Guidance — Contribution — Leadership

This award recognises an individual who has contributed exceptionally to the development of referees and the sport in Europe. To earn this award, nominees must have mirrored or set about achieving the principles that Lucas Von Hoff lived by. The award is judged via a closed ballot by referees present at the European Championships.

Further details may be found HERE.

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