Seven players from Strathfield, Epping and Lithgow attended and topics covered the formalities of refereeing at all levels of competition and the roles of each member of the refereeing team. Basic rules such as hand signals were practised and the discussions moved on to more detailed explanation of fouls and penalties. Players had come prepared with questions and concerns.
An interesting part of the day involved practical refereeing sessions which gave the participants the chance to practise working as a refereeing team.
Glenda and Manuel are keen to organise more referee training sessions and their goals are to improve player knowledge of gateball rules, to have more qualified gateball referees and to maintain a high standard in refereeing.
Their long term goal is for all NSW teams which enter a State or National event to be able to supply at least one qualified referee per team.
If other clubs are interested in referee training, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org