Young refs to learn from the best at development camp
MORE than 50 of the best young rugby league referees from northern New South Wales will take part in the Referees Development Camp this weekend.
It will involve referees from the Northern Rivers, Newcastle and the Central Coast.
Members from the East Coast Dolphins and Country Rugby League Referee's Association academies will also attend the two-day camp at Coffs Harbour.
Participants will undergo training and testing, along with the opportunity to learn from former NRL, State of Origin and World Cup referee Steve Clark.
NRL referees game development officer Tony Hardy said the camp was a great opportunity for young referees to take their performance to the next level.
"This weekend's camp represents a wonderful opportunity for young referees to improve their performance both on and off the field," Hardy said.
"Not only will participants be taking part in fitness, training and game simulations, but they will also have the chance to learn all about the pathway to being an NRL referee and what it takes to make it at that level.
"Referees are a vital component to our game and we hope that they can take what they've learnt this weekend back to their local competitions and continue to improve their performance and achieve their goals, however lofty they may be."