The Counties Manukau Rugby Referees Association (CMRRA) is putting out the call for more referees for the upcoming season.
“It’s a great way to stay fit and involved in rugby. We are catering for all levels, from juniors right through to seniors, and the opportunity is open to both men and women. There is also the chance for players retiring from playing to seamlessly get into refereeing. With the knowledge and experience you bring as a player, there is the opportunity to be fast tracked up the grades reasonably quickly,” says Referee Education Officer, Antony Petrie.
“Not only is refereeing a great way to give back to the sport and community, but you also become part of the refereeing ‘team’, which has a great family culture to it. You learn more about the game, and the laws surrounding it, as well as having fun.”
This year, the CMRRA are implementing First Year classes for new referees that are engaging and interactive with lecture nights also involving guest speakers about different referee topics
For those who are interested in becoming a referee, or as Antony puts it ‘the best seat in the house when it comes to games,’ can contact him on 027 439 0456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org