Match official courses confirmed
The RFL has confirmed the dates for this autumn’s round of Match Officials Foundation Courses.
Two courses will take place in October and November and this award, if passed, allows all to officiate on any game outside of the professional ranks.
The course is also open to anyone who wants to enhance their understanding of the game.
A number of new match officials are currently being sought to facilitate a rapid expansion within the game in the South.
Being a referee or a touch judge is great way to be involved and is often described as being in the best seat in the house.
In addition, it’s a great way to exercise and you get a small remuneration for doing it.
Over the last couple of years, there has been a huge increase in Rugby League in the South, especially in the junior game so now is an exciting to get involved.
“Match officials are an essential part of the game of Rugby League,” said Simon Matthews, Chairman of the Southern Referees Society.
“Not only does officiating allow you to achieve a sense of personal satisfaction but there is also a very accessible pathway to a higher level.”
“The Southern society has a number of officials involved in touch judging the Co-operative Championship and refereeing in Valvoline academy competitions, so there is a great opportunity to learn from some very experienced and talented match officials.”
The courses are:
Sunday October 23
Cedars Coaching Academy, Mentmore Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 2AE
Saturday November 26
Feltham Community College, Browells Lane, Feltham, TW13 7EF
For more information please contact the RFL Match Officials Development Officer Danny McNeice on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07775 022800 or the Southern Society development officer Tom Mather on email@example.com