December 17th, 2007
A recent nation-wide recruiting initiative by the Rugby Football Union, Go Play Rugby, has gained 6,000 new players for the game. To match this more officials are needed and the Dorset & Wilts Society of RFU Referees is on the look out for new or re-entry referees now.
Robin Miller, Recruitment & Retention officer for the Dorset & Wilts Society RFU Referees, said: "If you are an ex-rugby player with a keen interest in the game, an active player who through injury cannot play any more but can still run, or if you have retired from the game but can still cut a caper, then think about having one of the most active and enjoyable roles in rugby by refereeing.
"Bringing many ex-players out of retirement, refereeing is fast becoming the first choice for many people as a sporting career, an enjoyable pastime, a means to stay fit, a pathway to gaining experience in leadership and management, and in preference to coaching or administration.
"Being back on the field in the middle of the action is very positive and enervating, enables the game to take place for 30 players, and contributes much to the sport. Sprinting against the fast runners, thinking at speed, and reading the game, the opportunity is now there for the young (16-24) or more mature of both sexes."
If you are interested in rugby refereeing please contact Robin Miller for advice on 01747 854765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.