It’s often said that there would be no game without a ref! The C.R.R.S. have reported that at present there is a worrying lack of referees in the county. Some have retired, and injuries and unavailability for various reasons are not helping. There is to be a Referee’s Course on 10th Oct. at Callywith College, Bodmin commencing at 9am, but if there are not sufficient numbers, it will have to be cancelled. At present there are 6 registered, but they need about double to run it. Can this be circulated to clubs. Ideally every club should have at least one club ref. This would greatly help. So if you have ever fancied taking up the whistle, Now is the time.
People need to complete the online Headcase concussion course before they can register for the award courses. I have communicated this in all my messages but I don’t think the message has got through. It’s free and can be found by searching for Headcase Online Course, see link near end of post.
Attention of all Club Coaching Co-ordinators
Please circulate to all coaches in your clubs and let’s get a good number booked in for Wayne please.
Please find below information about the 2021-22 dates and venues for award courses being run locally to support coaching and refereeing. I have also included a course description for the Coaching and Refereeing Awards (Old Level 2).
Please can you share this information with your clubs coaches ASAP and ask them to register by following the links below. These will be the only opportunity to complete these courses in the next 12 months so please encourage your coaches to sign up.
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The England Rugby Coaching Award consists of two face to face days, supported by monthly webinars and online community of practices.
This course is an entry point for those coaching U12’s and above. The course will provide coaches with the knowledge, skills and attributes to safely and effectively coach young players and adults.
The England Rugby Refereeing Award consists of two face to face days, supported by monthly webinars and online community of practices.
This course is an entry point for those refereeing U12 and above. The course will provide referees and coaches with the knowledge, skills and attributes to safely and effectively referee young players and adults.
In the meantime, if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the requirements to book a place on an award course is that you have completed headcase recently.
If you follow this link https://www.englandrugby.com/participation/playing/headcase you can complete this e-Learning and once this is on your record you will be able to book onto the courses. There may be a delay after completing Headcase before you can register for award courses!
You need to complete the Training Module not the Open Access course.