Referees in need of help
Morrinsville/ Matamata Referees Association is on the lookout for more referees to assist in officiating local games each weekend, from intermediate through to college and up to senior reserve level.
Having assistant referees for every senior and 1st XV game would be a bonus.
Anyone can referee – male or female, from all walks of life.Recently-retired players and/or players who are unable to play again due to injury are ideal candidates to become a referee. They already possess one of a referee’s best attributes – a good level of game knowledge.
With generous sponsorship Waikato referees are supplied with an on-field jersey, socks and shorts.
New referees are well looked after and provided with extra tuition to ensure they are ready before being appointed to their first match.
Comments that often come from new referees after their first season officiating are ‘‘I wish I had started years ago’’ and ‘‘it is definitely the next best thing to playing’’.
Don’t hang up your boots, put yourself in the perfect position to get the best view of our national game. If you are interested in becoming a rugby referee please contact Dean Nicholson on 027 572 1338 or Peter Martin 021 249 0251