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Young Match Official Development
LSRFUR is working hard to recruit and develop the next generation of Match Officials. In this video, find out how Young Match Officials at one School have developed their on-field skills, and how refereeing has given them broader skills, with which to grow and develop as individuals.
If as an individual, or as a Club or a School you are interested in a Match Official Training Courses, please contact Bob Ockenden.
Further Training videos can be found here.
Jack Lewars - International Referee
Congratulations to our latest International Referee - Jack Lewars! During Easter weekend, Jack travelled to Poland having been appointed to the Rugby Europe Under 18 Championship Final - France v Georgia.
France, the reigning champions, made it to the Final having easily beaten Romania and Spain in the Quarter and Semi Finals, whilst Georgia had equally comfortable wins over The Netherlands and Portugal at the same stages. The Final was a repeat of the 2017 match, however this year Georgia were to be crowned Champions, winning a very close game 8-3.
If you would like to watch a replay of the Final, the whole match can be found here.
Well done Jack - hopefully the first of many such appointments!
Female Only - Referee Workshop
With the massive growth in Women and Girls Rugby, the number of rugby matches locally, nationally & worldwide is multiplying! Rugby Union needs to recruit more referees to facilitate ALL games. This particular taster session is aimed to encourage females to get involved and to discover the fun and satisfaction of refereeing all types of games. Ladies, please give it a go! Full details here.
Wayne Barnes Charity Dinner/Match
Wales head coach Warren Gatland will lead the Wayne Barnes XV in the annual charity game versus a Forest of Dean XV at Lydney on May 6. The fixture organised by RFU referee Wayne Barnes is now in its fifth year and is held in memory of Debbie Broderick, Barnes’ mother-in-law who died of breast cancer in 2007.
Former Lions stars Dafydd James and Ugo Monye are set to line up for Barnes’ side along with Gloucester legends Nick Wood and Phil Greening, and former Harlequins and Wales prop Ceri Jones. Former Harlequins scrum-half turned Premiership referee Karl Dickson will also feature along with highly-esteemed international referee Nigel Owens, but it is not yet known whether he will take the whistle or play.
Last year, the Barnes XV was led by England head coach Eddie Jones with his side winning 71-57. The occasion raised over £15,000 for Breast Cancer Now.
There is also a Charity Dinner being held on the Saturday night (May 5th).
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National U18 Girls Final - LSRFUR Team of 3
Prior to the Tyrrells Premier 15's Final at Ealing Trailfinders yesterday, an All-London Team of 3 were appointed by the RFU to officiate at the U18 Girls National Cup Final between Newark and Pulborough, with Pulborough winning an excellent game 7-36. Congratulations to (L-R, below) Anna Coppel, Nikki O'Donnell and Hannah Everitt who did a fantastic job and are a great example of female match officials!
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