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  1. Old enough but maybe not wise enough to know better....L

    by , 05-02-12 at 20:02 (DIARY OF A B52 REF (aged 29 3/4 forever) with apologies to Sue Townsend)
    week 20 -new year's day -no game but day at the london parade as am lunch host to 16 Texas CHEERLEADERS (it's a tough job but...). torrential cold rain but the gutsy daughters of the republic are one of the 20% of partcipants who go the distance (finishing like drowned but pretty rats). Brisk rub down with warm towels (it's a tough job....) and hot toddies soon perks them up though.
    Training 1 pt, 3 cardio 1 zumba, 1 pilates.

    WEEK 21- local low level derby- hobble through it ...

    Updated 05-02-12 at 23:02 by B52 REF

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  2. any advice

    hi i am a 28 year old father who has been thinking of doing my level 1 course in referee wru any advice :wales:
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  3. 1st Game

    to start with i sat up in bed, to the annoyance of her indoors, reading the variations for U10's. only a few do and donts so not too much to worry about.

    i arrived in plenty of time to our club, no change there then, spoke to the U10's coach to see if they had been informed of my willingness to be the sacrificial lamb. funny enough neither had been told but were more than happy for me to do it.

    as the away team arrived a sense of de ja vue hit me as not 1 but 3 of the opposition ...
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  4. Keeping Youth refs in the game

    Losing great Youth refs.

    There is a well defined path of becoming a ref via the ELRA programme and some excellent work from individual societies, however I believe we are creating a challange and potentially losing good refs.

    There is a small army of Parents / Coaches who once played and now are happily working with thier kids on a Sunday in Youth Rugby. Some of them, like me, are brave enough to have a go at reffing because otherwise the kids wil not get a game. ...
  5. AGE?-sorry RfU policy is strictly "don't ask,don't tell"

    by , 09-01-12 at 18:01 (DIARY OF A B52 REF (aged 29 3/4 forever) with apologies to Sue Townsend)
    Week 18- days filming "school of hardknocks" for skyt.v. with messrs. quinell and shaggy greenwood plus a bunch of tottenham reprobates (teaching them how to get a life through the medium of rugger) good fun ,lots of raw talent.
    Jaunt to France for a student cup game. Realise i haven't reffed a single "wet" game in england this year as arrive in middle of "tempete joachim" -huge storm wrecking northern france. Luckily it calms a little before the game but my AR'S solemnly inform me the players/crowd ...

    Updated 10-01-12 at 00:01 by B52 REF (spelling)

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