German and Irish match official Educators Qualify

A training course in Hattingen, Germany, has resulted in two German and two Irish Level 1 match official educators plus six new referee’s qualifying, as part of the RLEF training and education project.

Max and Bob Doughton, from Nationaler Rugby League Deutschland, and James Spencer and Paul Causby from Rugby League Ireland, are now authorised to deliver Level 1 MO courses, increasing the capacity of their national organisations.

In a continuing sign of the RLEF’s flexibility in technical delivery, the four-day activity was led by Wales RL’s Steve Allen and RLI’s head of match officials, Steve Hogan.

“To see the course delivered in German and the students so keen to learn was superb,” said Hogan.

“The volume of questions demonstrated their desire to grasp as much knowledge as they could. All the new instructors demonstrated their passion to deliver the course in a professional yet relaxed manner.

“An additional bonus was that we got to see children of all ages and of both genders actively training and genuinely enjoying rugby league.”