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. The first intake of Community Referees will be at the New Referees Course on 28th November 2015 in the Sportsground.
What are the benefits of becoming a Community Referee?
- Full Membership of the ARCB
- New Referees Course
- Referee Youth Rugby Locally
- ARCB Appointed
- Trial Member Process
- One on One Coaching
- Continuous Professional Development
Seán Gallagher is the IRFU Referee Development Officer for this scheme and would be delighted to talk you through what is involved in becoming a Community Referee. His mobile is 086-1735096 or you can reach him by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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