Kent Society are sad to say goodbye to Laura Pettingale, who has landed her first position as a fully qualified teacher in Northampton and, as a result, will be moving to the East Midlands Society. Definitely a case of our loss being their gain.
Why not try refereeing? Here RFU Match Official Development Officer, John Rouse, explains how he did.
“For me being a referee means getting out on a Saturday and interacting with my friends … but the most satisfying thing about being a referee is knowing that you’ve enabled a group of players to have a game that wouldn’t otherwise have been able to go ahead…”
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Without the great support of the Kent Society of Rugby Football Union Referees and our great referees, grass roots rugby can not exist. If you would like to get involved the information below shows you how to get started. The club will of course support you in your training.A message from Lucy Callingham - England Rugby Coach DeveloperFuel isn't the only shortage causing us problems at the moment, we're also desperately short of referees! Societies are struggling to cover lots of fixtures on a Saturday and Sunday, so I'm approaching you to help us recruit more refs into the game. It can be a flexible arrangement alongside playing/coaching/teaching with referees able to set their own availability and travel time preferences. For example if you can only do 1 game a month and only want to travel up to 30 mins from your house, or even just at your own club, that is perfectly fine, and will still go a long way to helping the game!! Mixing refereeing with playing/coaching/teaching is also a great way to see the game from a different perspective, and can really help with personal development. Not to mention the fact that you're really helping players in the game by facilitating their match. Games can't happen without a ref! If you, or someone you know, would be interested in completing the England Rugby Refereeing Award, we have 3 courses coming up in Kent. One at Simon Langton (Canterbury), Sevenoaks School and Dulwich College. We've changed the format of the course now, so face-to-face day 1 includes the safety elements of refereeing with all the basics to get you started. After day 1 we actively encourage you to get out and referee games, your local referee society can help you with this, as well as supporting your development. Following day 1 there will be 4 online learning sessions (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr) were we'll introduce further learning topics as well as discussing your experiences from your practical refereeing. Then we bring it all together at the end of the season for the 2nd face-to-face day where we do the final sign-off. Our new format gives new referees even more support, as well as the opportunity to learn alongside gaining practical experience out in the field officiating matches during the season. To make it even better Kent CB have agreed to fund places on the course. To find out more information please visit www.kent-rugby.org/news/funding-available-for-coaching-refereeing-courses-starting-this-october/ Here are the direct booking links for visit www.englandrugby.com/courses for further coursesSimon Langton Grammar School (Canterbury), Sunday 10th October- Click hereDulwich College, Sunday 17th October- Click HereSevenoaks School, Saturday 20th November – Click Here ... See MoreSee Less