Young Match Officials (YMO)

fullsizeoutput_2673The North Mids YMO Programme

Our YMO programme is now well established, and has a great reputation for identifying and bringing through new referee talent from the age of 15. The Society regularly runs RFU-accredited training courses specifically aimed at YMOs, and our YMO co-ordinator Leonie Pryor ensures that there are lots of match and tournament opportunities all over our region.

YMO Mentors

Each YMO is allocated a mentor for every game that they referee. Our team of YMO Mentors are active and experienced Society referees who kindly offer their valuable time to ensure the next generation of match officals get off to the best start. The YMO team is lead by Leonie Pryor, who is backed by a team of superstar volunteers: without these people the YMO project simply wouldn’t be viable:

Tony Jones, Paul Salisbury, Nancy Mead, Rab Cooper, James Ranford, Jamie Richards, Paul Owens, Peter Hunt, Kieran Bateman, Rod Blaine & Mike Vaughan.

Click on the links below to see some of our YMO Stories, find out about getting a game once you are qualified, and some top tips for match-day preparation

YMO Stories

Meet some of our YMOs

How to get a YMO game

YMO Top Match Tips (downloads a new document)

Upcoming YMO Opportunities

This page is maintained by our YMO Co-ordinator, Leonie. You can contact Leonie using the form below:

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