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Young Match Official Development
28.2.18

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
4.4.18

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!
National U18 Girls Final - LSRFUR Team of 3
30.4.18

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!
Women into Refereeing
28.5.18

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. The aim of this taster session at Wimbledon RFC on 15/5/18 was to encourage females to get involved and to discover the fun and satisfaction of refereeing all types of games. These ladies gave it a go - why don't you!

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.
Pre-season Training Programmes
3.6.18

Ross Hanbury, LSRFUR S & C Coach, has again put together a series of summer fitness training programmes to help members look forward to and prepare for next season. There are 3 different programmes for you to follow during the next 10-12 weeks, to best prepare you for 2018-2019.

The
'ref fit in 30' programme is designed for those referees who want an easy to follow, time efficient and results guaranteed programme. The programme is comprised of thirty 30 minute running and/or walking sessions (the sessions however can also be performed on a bike or rower, just keep the timings the same!).

Intermediate level pre-season fitness programme
has been put together as a guide for those referees who have been following a fitness programme but are now looking to step up their fitness level for the coming season. Referees who are looking to achieve level 15 or more on the YOYO test will also benefit from following this programme. This programme is 11 weeks long and requires the participant to complete between two and three training sessions each week, with each session lasting no more than 60 minutes in total.

The Advanced level pre-season fitness programme
has been put together as a guide for those referees who followed a structured programme last year and are looking to step up their fitness levels once again this season. Referees who are looking to achieve level 16 or more on the YOYO test will also benefit from following this programme. This programme is 12 weeks long and requires the participant to complete between two and four training sessions each week, with each session lasting between 60 and 80 minutes in total.

The Weight Loss Guide is a programme, the aim of which is to provide you with some key (simple) lifestyle strategies and a couple of exercise sessions to help with your weight loss goals through the off season.

Before starting any of the above programmes it is imperative that if there are any medical or previous injury issues that you feel could impact or be made worse by a change in your physical activity levels, then you need to get in contact with your doctor or Ross Hanbury.

Don't forget if you want to discuss the above further, or have any other fitness related queries then don't hesitate to ask!

Train hard, ref easy
Ross Hanbury -
ross.hanbury@virginactive.co.uk
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