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    my wife is a primary school teacher in the specialist area of literacy.

    She doesn't take pride in working with the brightest, best and easiest to teach.

    She takes prides in working with the "leftovers" - kids with little or no English, kids whose parents have no interest in their development, kids with learning disabilities, kids with behavioural issues, etc.

    I guesss I take a similar view in my refereeing.

    If you can get a rugby game out of a 30-man rabble, then you're as valuable a referee as Craig Joubert.
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    It is logical that you invest in the areas that you expect greatest return. So younger refs are going to be given the greater opportunities. It happens everywhere in life. Why invest £10000 in a project that is going to give 5 years value whe nyou cna do the same and get 20 years?

    The problem is not the targeting of resources at the younger refs. It is the poor targeting for "politically correct" reasons. We have clear examples of a few very good 40ish refs getting overlooked in favour of some 18/19 year olds who just have not got it. We also have some women who are being promoted because they are women. They've never played and just don't understand the game. Granted given time they may become good referees but let's have the develop them at the right pace. don't for get pushing someone for the wrong reason my drive them away as they will feel may feel out of hteir depth. Clubs are very open in their comments about some of these guys / ladies. It does nobody any favours.

    I have no ambition in refereeing other than to enjoy my games and to try and help the players enjoy their games. I like to be complemented on my game (I'd not be human if I did not). Do I want to step up a league or two? I'd like to be considered good enough to do so. I'd also be happy to help out with the odd game but to be honest I'm probably looking to step back a little . My health was seriously hit a year or so ago and I just cannot do the work to push on with my fitness. The pain is too great. I would guess I have 3 or 4 years left in me and who knows assessing may be the next step. I know a lot of refs dislike assessments. I find them useful. I look at their comments and look past the, daft, "3 areas for development" mantra that is the flavour of the day around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickie E View Post

    If you can get a rugby game out of a 30-man rabble, then you're as valuable a referee as Craig Joubert.
    Valuable

    adjective


    • 1.
      worth a great deal of money.


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      a thing that is of great worth, especially a small item of personal property.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Browner View Post
    I often see L6 referees doing u14 matches .... how do they ever cope with the different skill/standards??!!!??
    Next week I have a juicy L6 (3rd v 4th in the league) last Saturday I had a L8 2nd from bottom v mid table and week after next I'm back to the same ground as the L6 game to do a L10! I don't have a problem transferring between the leagues, you just have to remember as you go up the grades certain things are expected!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBFG View Post
    Next week I have a juicy L6 (3rd v 4th in the league) last Saturday I had a L8 2nd from bottom v mid table and week after next I'm back to the same ground as the L6 game to do a L10! I don't have a problem transferring between the leagues, you just have to remember as you go up the grades certain things are expected!
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    After an extensive running in period reffing the mini/midi team I was coaching, I am now in my 3rd season of Society reffing and mid 40s. I am L11, and want to move up, but can only do <2 matches a month due to other commitments. So if it is ever going to happen it is going to take a while.

    Having said that, the 2 matches I have enjoyed the most over the past 2+ seasons were a U13s match where the rugby was so pure it was a joy to see and a IIs vs IIIs L13 (pretty much Vets match) end up 47-5 but the 28 players (yes) were out for a laugh and dragged me along with them.

    There is fun to be had most places.

    (I'll not mention the buggers from last week, though. That was ****)

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