Colliers International hotels director and rugby referee Peter Brunt has achieved a lifetime ambition running the line at Twickenham – and was also ready with the whistle as colleagues from the Bristol office took part in a charity tournament in Bristol.
Peter, from the Bristol-based Hotels’ team, is a member of both the Gloucester and District Referees Society and an RFU National Panel Assistant Referee in his spare time.
He helped out by refereeing the mixed touch 7s charity tournament at Cotham Park Rugby Club, organised by the local branch of RICs Matrics, which supports graduates and chartered surveyors up to 10 years post qualification, and provides opportunities to establish new contacts within Bristol’s expanding commercial property sector.
All money raised during the tournament will go to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael’s Hospital.
Peter Brunt said: “It was tiring to be honest – I reffed every game on one of the pitches from 10.30am to the final that kicked off at 5pm!”
Organiser Sullivan Gardner from Amarelle said: “We want to say a huge thank you to Peter for refereeing so professionally. A number of players expressed their positive opinion of his refereeing.”
Peter recently achieved a lifetime ambition when he was appointed as an Assistant Referee in a county final game running onto the Twickenham pitch straight after the England v Barbarians game on May 28.
He said: “It was a fantastic experience to be on the pitch at Twickenham – the running order for the day included regional county finals, the England Barbarians game and then ours – Leicestershire v Hampshire. But I shall never forget the experience. I still have Twickenham mud on my boots!”