WC – Senior Referees

Senior Staff

Meet the Senior Referee Staff for Walnut Creek Refs

Welcome to the official webpage where you can get to know the experienced and dedicated senior referees who play a vital role in ensuring fair play and sportsmanship in Walnut Creek Surf's games. Our senior referees bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the field, ensuring that each match is conducted with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.

Domenico De Luca
Domenico De Luca

Director: Domenico De Luca is a seasoned referee with over 20 years of experience in officiating soccer matches. He holds several certifications from regional and state referee associations, making him a valuable asset to the Walnut Creek Surf team. Domenico's keen eye for detail and ability to manage high-pressure situations on the field have earned him respect from players, coaches, and fellow referees alike.

Sebastiano Padoan

Sebastiano Padoan's journey in the world of soccer began at a young age. Born and raised in a soccer-loving community, he quickly developed a deep passion for the beautiful game. As he grew older, his interest shifted from playing on the field to officiating matches. Recognizing the importance of fair play and the role referees play in upholding the integrity of the sport, Sebastiano embarked on a path to become a skilled and respected referee.

Eric Burk

Eric Burk is a distinguished soccer referee who has been an integral part of the Walnut Creek soccer community for the past 18 years.  Over the course of his illustrious career, Eric has officiated numerous matches at various levels, from youth leagues to competitive adult leagues. His approach to refereeing is marked by professionalism, integrity, and a genuine love for the sport. Eric's presence on the field is a calming influence, and his interactions with players and coaches are characterized by respect and open communication.

Nouri Akli

Nouri Akli has been involved with soccer for the past 45 years, and officiating for the past 10 years. He still plays two games a week in adult leagues. Nouri's superpower is the joy he gets officiating for kids of all ages. His thirst for everything soccer makes him an ideal and respected referee.

Abdallah Masarweh

Abdallah Masarweh 15-year journey as a soccer referee stands as a testament to my unwavering passion, steadfast commitment, and undying pursuit of fair play. Through poise, resilience, and deep knowledge of the game, I have figured that earning the place as a revered figure in the soccer world.my goal will continue to be a legacy that will continue to inspire generations of referees and players, reminding them that true victory lies in the pursuit of fair and just competition.