2019's Match Officials - 2021's
Referee - Adam Wookey
Adam is a 27 year old senior manufacturing engineer for Thales UK and a member of the national league match official team. He started refereeing 10 years ago for Dorset and Wilts Society and is now the training officer for Somerset referees society. He has been part of the national league match official team for 4 years. Thank you Adam for your support of this, the twelfth, Medics Rugby Challenge.
I have been refereeing for 4 years as part of the Gloucester and District Referee society. It is the best seat in the house for watching good level rugby. I grew up playing in Devon for Ivybridge, before picking up the whistle when I moved to university. It’s a privilege to be involved in this game and hopefully in a few years I can come back and be in the middle.
Alex Gordon is an academic foundation doctor at Torbay hospital, after graduating from Peninsula Medical School earlier this year. He started refereeing during his second year of university for Plymouth referees’ society. He refereed in London for a season while undertaking a master’s degree in 2019/ 2020 and is now part of Devon referees’ society.
UNDER 16 OFFICIALS
Harry Groves (Referee)
Harry Groves is 19 years old and from Plymouth. He's played rugby since an early age picking up representative honours for Devon and also the Exeter Chiefs Outreach Academy.
Harry studies at the University of Plymouth where he also now plays the game. His focus in now on refereeing and he looks to progress in the refereeing world.
Paul Stinchcombe (Assistant Referree)
Ex Royal Navy, I have been reffing for 30 years and have played and reffed all over the world.
Married with 1 daughter and 2 step children. Member or Royal Navy and Plymouth referees society
Dr Paul Giles is a GP with a special interest in Sports Medicine. He is a Partner at Beacon Medical Group, based at Plympton Health Centre and also works in the iCATS Knee Clinic at Mt Gould Hospital. Paul has been Club Doctor at Plymouth Argyle since 2000, and is a Sports Physician for British Diving, providing Medical Support to Elite-level Divers based at Plymouth Life Centre. He has been British Team Doctor for British Diving at World Series Events in Beijing and Dubai.
Physio - TBC
CS Sports Massage Therapies
Level 3 sports massage therapist and former Royal Navy Medical Assistant of 10 years, Chris spent his career keeping service personnel fit and healthy from recruits in training to marines and soldiers on operations over seas. Finding a passion for the assessment and treatment of a range of sporting injuries Chris left the Navy in 2015 to pursue a career as a Physiotherapist. Now in his second year at Plymouth University Chris is building on and fine tuning the skills he learnt in the RN. When not revising for exams Chris plays rugby for Devonport Services RFC and previously represented the RN under 21s.
Based out of Imperium Gym Plymouth CS Sports Massage Therapies provides a range of massage treatments, at great rates, to assist with the prevention of or recovery from a range of injuries, not just those that occur on the sports pitch. Along side the coaches at Imperium gym Chris strives to return all his clients to the highest level of function they can achieve.
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