Match Official courses in the Midlands
The RFL has confirmed the dates for Match Officials Foundation Courses in the Midlands for this February and March.
The foundation award, if passed, allows all to officiate on any game outside of the professional ranks. In addition any players, coaches, spectators or parents are welcome to come along to enhance their understanding of the game.
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. Over the last couple of years, there has been a huge increase in Rugby League in the Midlands, including the successful bid for a Championship One side, so now is an exciting to get involved.
Danny McNeice, Match Officials Development Officer for the region was keen to push the course to experienced players in the region: “If you’re coming to the end of your playing days or you’re looking for a new challenge in the game then officiating is certainly something to consider.
“Refereeing is a great way to help support the sport in the Midlands and the time commitment can be as little or as much as you can commit.
“That said for those who are ambitious and fancy a go at officiating as high as they possibly can there is a well supported pathway all the way to Super League.”
The entry level award takes one day to complete and once achieved it does not expire. Cost of the course is only £25 for adults and £12.50 for Under 18s and students.
The courses coming up are on Sunday 5th February at The University of Nottingham and on Sunday 25th March at the Xcel Centre in Coventry.