Big Dai is a Level 10+1 Rugby Union referee for the London Society. After playing for many years in the Social side of a leading national club, he started refereeing a few seasons ago. He recounts his adventures trooping around South West London to give the ungrateful a game of weekend rugby.
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
A non-whinging Aussie??
Friday, 10 September 2010
The Season Gets Underway
The new season fast approaches and my first scheduled game is coming up this Saturday. Last season was a disappointing one, so much was washed away or frozen off, I didn’t get any momentum and there were too few games to judge my grading so I stayed at level 11. Despite doing a Assistant Referee course, I had no appointment, so that is looking like a waste of time for all involved.
It certainly got to the point that I wondered if just being a spectator might be best way of spending a Saturday afternoon. I find myself at the start of the season with less than the usual anticipation but I am hoping that a couple of good games and an early positive assessment will re-fire my enthusiasm.