The British League has had a truly international flavour this season, attracting visiting LEN referees from Denmark, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine. UK-based internationally-qualified officials from Barbados, Belgium and Germany have also featured.
It was perhaps appropriate then that, when the season reached its spectacular climax with the Cheltenham-Lancaster clash (see below), the refs in charge were Peter Balzan, of Malta, and Denmark's Martin Kristensen.
Both feature in this line-up of refs at the Guildford finals weekend. Left to right: Damien Taylor, Geoff Kirkham, Mike Jukes, delegate Brian Littlejohn, Tad Detko, Martin Kristensen and Peter Balzan.