10 Reasons to do your Touch Referee Course

10 reasons to be a Touch ref

Refereeing Touch - 10 good reasons to get qualified

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:

  1. Your understanding of the game will improve – that is beneficial to both players and referees
  2. You will be valued – referees are integral to the further development of the game in Wales
  3. You can earn some extra cashCyffwrdd Sir Gâr Touch pay £5 per game (usually three games per evening)
  4. You could represent your country at top level tournaments around the world
  5. Your fitness will improve – imagine doing shuttle runs for forty minutes (and that’s just one game!)
  6. You will enjoy it – refereeing is fun!
  7. You will enjoy the great camaraderie that exists amongst Touch referees
  8. You will gain a sense of satisfaction from facilitating games and helping others
  9. You can receive ongoing coaching and development from WTA referee director, Kevin Hobbs
  10. More qualified referees = more games played = higher standard of Touch

Level 1 European Touch Referee Course organised by WTA and Cyffwrdd Sir Gar Touch 

Wales Touch Association Referee Director Kevin Hobbs

Kevin Hobbs - Wales Touch Association Referee Director

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.


Sunday 25th March, 12pm – 3pm

Training Barn, Parc y Scarlets, Pemberton Retail Park, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA14 9UZ

More information available by emailing touch@carmarthenshire.gov.uk 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.

Ref App Form 25 March 2012


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