Preparing for Season 2019-20

Kent & Sussex Referees Joint Pre-Season Conference had over 90 attendees all looking to prepare for the season ahead. On the day there were several sessions delivered by both Sussex and Kent Society officials. We also had International Referee J.P.Doyle to deliver a session on Game analysis.

New laws and regulations – Tracy Pettingale

Advantage – Ben MacNamara

Game Analysis – J.P Doyle

Outside sessions on:

  • Line-out – Steve Matthews
  • Tackle – Conor Boyle
  • Youth games – Steven Randall
  • Various topics – Nick Wickham

J.P Doyle also spent some time with our next generation of referees inspiring our thriving Junior Development squad.

At the end of the conference 15 referees stayed behind to complete a fitness test. There were some impressive times recorded on the Bronco test. The fastest time delivered by Jordan Davies finishing in 4 mins 42 secs.

Our referees will be out this weekend in gold showing off their new season shirt with the leagues beginning this weekend. Please remember all our referees are volunteers, please make them feel welcome.