Yorkshire Match Official courses
Are you thinking of hanging up your boots but want to stay involved in Rugby League? Or maybe you’re involved in the sport but want to earn a bit of extra cash?
The RFL are running three Match Officials courses across Yorkshire in January and these are particularly aimed at former players who want to take up the whistle.
• Saturday 21st January 2012 @ The Brooksbank School Sports College, Victoria Rd, Elland, W.Yorks, HX5 0QG (9.30am start)
• Saturday 28th January 2012 @ West Hull Community Park North Road Hull East Yorkshire HU4 6L
• Saturday 28th January 2012 @ William Street Sports and Social Club, William Street, Castleford, WF10 2LW (9.30am)
Completing a Match Officials course costs just £25 for adults or £12.50 for under 18s with the courses taking place regularly across the country.
The full 13-a-side Match Officials course gives all participants a full understanding of the International Laws of the Game.
The course is run over one day or two sessions and involves a theory and practical element.
On completion of the course and the exam participants are then able to officiate on games in their local area and are also provided with mentoring to help them progress.
Being a qualified Match Official can open a lot of doors and provides some great opportunities to remain involved in Rugby League and stay fit while earning money at the same time.
There are opportunities for Match Officials at all levels of the sport and everyone is catered for, so if you only want to referee on Sunday morning or Wednesday afternoon, that’s fine.
Alternatively if you want to progress to officiating at the highest level of the sport there are also pathways in place to help you advance.
For more information on becoming a Match Official in Yorkshire please contact Yorkshire Match Official Development Officer Steve Taylor on 07775 022 794 or Steve.email@example.com