Watchers Training Day 18th February 2018

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The North Midlands / Staffordshire Federation – which arranges watchers’ appointments – is holding a training day for current watchers and anybody thinking of having a go either now or in the near future.

A ‘watcher’ in this instance is a ‘Referee Watcher’ – an appointed person to observe a referee during a game so as to provide helpful feedback to develop the referee’s skills.

Venue: Lichfield RFC
Date: Sunday 18th February 2018
Time: 10am – Mid Afternoon


10am John Widdowson (RFU Educator)

What are the characteristics and behaviours of a good Developer of match officials – Do I currently reflect these?

12.30pm Buffet style lunch

1pm Watching in practice

An input from two experienced watchers on the practical side of watching.

2pm Watching the first half of a Ladies Championship Game

3pm Discussion about the first half of the match.

3.30pm (approximately) Closure

Administration issues.

Please let Kelvin Roberts ( know if you are able to attend, including any special dietary requirements you may have. For NMSRFR Society members, travelling expenses of 25p per mile will be paid so please make a note of your mileage on the day. If you can travel together please do so to both save funds but also because of car parking space at the Club.

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