Built from scratch, based on customer feedback

Great referees deserve great software. Every day, our passionate team works hard to improve our product in our mission to make referee and official management smart and easy.

We do everything in our power to help sport federations of any size to gain:

  • Improved referee performance
  • More engagement
  • Full transparency
  • Fail-proof support

In the end, your sport wins!

Royal Belgian Football Association
Koninklijke Nederlandse Hockey Bond
Ontario Soccer Association
Australian Football League
Cricket Australia
New Zealand Cricket
Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan
Fédération française de basket-ball
Ken De Norre - De Groof / Dieter De Naeyer

RefAssist, the story

Powered by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, our founders started their own complex planning consulting agency in 2015. A request from the Royal Belgian Football Association for referee planning prompted the idea to build a standalone software application.

Dieter De Naeyer, at that time a semi-professional referee and frustrated by the lack of referee management, and Ken De Norre - De Groof, always looking for a tough problem software could crack, turned their thinking to how a cloud platform could tackle all referee challenges.

RefAssist was founded and grew organically from a customer-centric philosophy. The all-in-one official platform was built, based entirely on customer feedback and necessities — and we continue developing, with the same mindset.

The perfect blend of referee knowledge, passion for sport, and software expertise

Dieter De Naeyer
Dieter De Naeyer Cofounder
Ken De Norre – De Groof
Ken De Norre – De Groof Cofounder
Jan Teurrekens
Jan Teurrekens Operations manager
Koen De Smet
Koen De Smet Project manager
Dieter Rutten
Dieter Rutten Project manager
Jonas Ingels
Jonas Ingels Algorithm expert
Gregory Delhougne
Gregory Delhougne Business development manager
Enya Keuterickx
Enya Keuterickx Customer support specialist
Robin De Clercq
Robin De Clercq Business consultant
Christof De Smet
Christof De Smet Software engineer
Brecht Van Bleyenbergh
Brecht Van Bleyenbergh Software engineer
David Van Autreve
David Van Autreve Software engineer
Carl Thys
Carl Thys Software engineer
Matthias De Groote
Matthias De Groote Software engineer
Brecht Vanden Houwe
Brecht Vanden Houwe Software engineer

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For referees, by referees

RefAssist’s team goes above and beyond for our partners, listening to their feedback and considering their needs every day. We anticipate possible challenges and try to tackle them before they can even grow out to become issues. Our secret? Having actual referees in almost every branch of our compan...

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RefAssist keeps scoring in Australia

Sports are a universal language. They unite people who might otherwise never connect. From Belgium, to Azerbaijan and Australia, RefAssist (OfficialsHQ in Australia) helps to consolidate that connection by taking care of any sport’s central figure: the match official. Being one of the most sport-fre...

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