All-female team of officials referee beach soccer game for the first time

NewTeam Brussels versus local club Nazaré 2022 was the first official match to feature an all-female team of referees

History was made in beach soccer today, as four female referees oversaw the second game of the Women’s Euro Winners Cup.

1st Referee: Angelika GĘbka (POL), 2nd Referee: Stefania Bonnici (MLT), 3rd Referee: Annett Unterbeck (GER) and Timekeeper: Sanja Cubelic (CRO), were the officials in the game which ended in a 6-3 win for the Belgian club.

As the women’s game grows on the sand, it is encouraging to see steps forward being taken to involve more women in the officiating of beach soccer matches.

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