I was honestly expecting at least one person to have a problem with me being a woman but I haven’t had any so far. I was mainly refing white belts and a few blue belt matches. I think it was the first comp for a lot of the white belts so they didn’t see anything out of the ordinary by having a female ref, they just accepted it as the norm.
While the UK has many tough and passionate competitors, female practitioners can be under-represented at British-competitions. Granger’s involvement as a ref is a noteworthy milestone in the growth of women in BJJ in Britain.