Frank, a loyal supporter of BWPL during his time in Wales as a lecturer in astro-physics at Cardiff University, is now back in his native Germany and living near Hannover. He is based at Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, where he leads his own independent research group.
Success has followed success for Frank as a referee in the past year, during which he was appointed to the German Cup Final in Dusseldorf, the German Bundesliga playoff final in Berlin as well as the British Championships final in Cheltenham. Other major honours included the men's World League - Netherlands v France in Gouda, Holland - and the meeting of Partizan Belgrade and ZF Eger in the Champions League.
None of that could quite equal Frank's experiences in Budapest where he refereed several of the top men's games, including Russia v Croatia, the eventual champions; Serbia v Greece; Serbia v Australia in the quarter-final; and Russia v Australia for seventh place.
Congratulations Frank! We hope that one day soon we will be able to welcome you back to one of our BWPL Super 5s weekends.
Also figuring prominently in Budapest was Dutch referee Diana Dutilh-Dumas, who officiated at the BWPL Super 5s finale last season. She refereed the women's final in which the USA defeated Spain.