Connacht Rugby New Referees Course 28th November 2015 Sportsground

The Association of Referees Connacht Branch (ARCB) will be holding their next New Referees Courses on Saturday 28th November in the Sportsground.
This season, in an attempt to encourage more participation in refereeing in the province, the Association of Referees Connacht Branch, in conjunction with the IRFU and Connacht Rugby, have implemented a Community Referee grade within the ranks of the ARCB. Unlike regular recruits, who referee matches at all levels across the province, Community Referees will be ring-fenced for youth rugby in their locality. Ideal candidates should be reasonably fit, have a good understanding of the game and be available to referee at weekends.
The new course will be open to those who would like to become a Community Referee and those hoping to follow the full refereeing pathway.

Why become a referee?

Benefits to you:
• Stay involved in the game.
• Keep fit.
• Learn more about the game.
• Referee locally, provincially or nationally.
• Make new friends.
• Membership of the ARCB.
• Access to kit.

Benefits to the game and the players:
• Safe and controlled.
• Structured.
• Neutral referees.
• Enhanced playing experience.
• Values of the game are maintained.

I’m interested!
Seán Gallagher is the IRFU Referee Development Officer in Connacht and he would be delighted to talk you through what is involved in becoming a referee. His mobile is 086-1735096 or you can reach him by e-mail at [email protected]

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