Match Officials are an integral part of any sport and Rugby League is no exception. Whether it be an under 12s fixture or Leeds v Wigan there would not be a game without the brave men and women who pick up the whistle or flag.
The normal path to becoming qualified is to find your local Match Officials Foundation Course being run by the RFL, these can all be found on the RFL website (www.therfl.co.uk/referee/courses). The RFL are always on the look out for new officials and previous experience is not necessarily a pre requisite. Anyone wanting to give refereeing a go is more than welcome. But as always we are on the look out for spectators, parents and ex players who want to contribute to or stay involved with the game.
Across the Midlands there has been a huge increase in the numbers of match officials in last three years and this growth has benefitted the whole sport. Officials all benefit from regular in season training sessions in both the West Midlands and the East Midlands with both regions now being home to performance match officials involved in the games performance environment.
To register on the course please download the application forms from the becoming a referee section of this website or visit www.therfl.co.uk/referee and follow the simple instructions to register