Maybe you’re new to Touch, maybe you’re a casual player who wants to better understand the rules, or maybe you have ambitions of playing or refereeing representative Touch. Perhaps you already referee rugby or another sport and are looking for something to keep you busy in the summer.
Whatever your situation, here are 10 good reasons why you should commit three hours of your life to doing the Level 1 European Touch Referee Course:
- Your understanding of the game will improve – that is beneficial to both players and referees
- You will be valued – referees are integral to the further development of the game in Wales
- You can earn some extra cash – Cyffwrdd Sir Gâr Touch pay £5 per game (usually three games per evening)
- You could represent your country at top level tournaments around the world
- Your fitness will improve – imagine doing shuttle runs for forty minutes (and that’s just one game!)
- You will enjoy it – refereeing is fun!
- You will enjoy the great camaraderie that exists amongst Touch referees
- You will gain a sense of satisfaction from facilitating games and helping others
- You can receive ongoing coaching and development from WTA referee director, Kevin Hobbs
- More qualified referees = more games played = higher standard of Touch
WTA Referee Director and Level 5 qualified referee, Kevin Hobbs will be running the course. Kevin recently returned from representing Wales as a referee at the Touch World Cup in Scotland. He has refereed all over the UK, Europe and the southern hemisphere and is Wales’ only level 5 qualified referee at this point in time.
NB – COURSE WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL, 6PM – 9PM AT YSGOL Y STRADE
Sunday 25th March, 12pm – 3pm
Training Barn, Parc y Scarlets, Pemberton Retail Park, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA14 9UZ
More information available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone – 01554 744 354
The course is followed by an open training session from 3pm – 5pm with Wales Touch international players and coaches. Course attendees are welcome to join in with this playing session.
Complete the application form (link below) and send along with a cheque for £12.00 (payable to WTA) – no prior learning required for this course.