NLD Refs appointed a team of three to officiate at the National Girls U16 Cup Semi-Final played between Mansfield and Sandal on Sunday 02 April.
Where the fixture list and referee availability allows, the appointments team will appoint teams of three to the latter stages of cup competitions, both to provide clubs with the best possible experience and to give referees important development opportunities.
With Phil Milton in the middle and Charley and Fish his assistants, the two teams put on a great game of rugby in front of a supportive crowd. Sandal came away with the win and will play in the Final at Sixways.
It was a particularly positive day for Charley, who is one of the Society’s Youth Match Officials (YMOs), as it was his first assistant referee appointment. Working in teams of three is an excellent way for referees to learn from each other and experience a wider variety of matches. YMOs are supported and guided by the Society to ensure they get the challenges and development opportunities they need to thrive out on the pitch. Great work Charley!
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