Referee boss puts out the call for help

GLADSTONE referees boss Clay Cornwell has issued the challenge for former players to join his rank of officials for the 2006 rugby league season.

Cornwell said more referees were needed in the Gladstone dis- trict and said the knowledge of the game possessed by past players made them ideal recruits.

He said it also presented former players with the chance to prove they could do the job ? especially those who are not shy at letting their opinions on referees be known at weekend fixtures.

Cornwell, with the assistance of leading local referees Steve Kan- owski and Les McCosh, will con- duct a level one referees course at the Boyne Island Community Cen- tre on February 18.

Participants will undergo three weeks of home study, acquainting themselves with the game's rule book, before attending the theory course which starts at 8am on Feb- ruary 18.

After completing the course, po- tential referees will then undergo field assessment and coaching at Dennis Park.

All up, those partici- pating will hopefully have achieved their level one qualifica- tion by 5pm that afternoon.

Cornwell said anyone turning 14 this year or older was welcome to attend the course and with Glad- stone likely to struggle for referee- ing numbers again this season, all assistance would be appreciated.

For more information, phone Clay Cornwell on 4973 9461 or 0416 034 610.

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