Rugby Americas North launched a new digital development guide, designed to help member unions attract, retain, and educate match officials.
“As rugby continues to grow in our region, the need to increase the quantity and quality of our match officials is crucial,” said RAN’s Regional Development Manager, Erin Kennedy.
The 22-page document features a wide variety of topics related to the issues faced when it comes to developing match officials, including understanding common challenges, strategies for recruitment, how to build a positive culture and diversify your pool, and how to build a successful plan.
“I hope that rugby communities around our region find the ideas in the guide to be useful and that it encourages them to develop and share their own good ideas for recruiting and retaining officials.”
To learn more, unions, clubs, and individuals can find valuable material hosted on various union and independent websites, along with World Rugby’s Passport site, and we recommend that those involved in referee development regularly search for and share current best practices.
Click Here to see the Full RAN Match Official Development Guide
Click Here to see the Full World Rugby’s Passport site for Match Officiating: