68 Results for group: match-observers-documentation

Hon. Secretary Annual Report 2019-20

This report gives an overview of the truncated 2019-20 season. It covers the key areas of the Society's operations and brings in to one document the reports from individual Society officers. Normally this report would be presented at the AGM in early June; however, the AGM has been postponed as a result of the Covid-19 ... More

Agreement to Safeguarding Procedures

This form is used to record a member's * agreement to comply with the Society's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Protocol and the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy for Junior Referees. It complements the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application form. (*: Includes, but not limited to, match ... More

Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Application Form

This form is to be used to apply for a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check. It also specifies and records the identity documentation that is required. The Society's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy requires that from the start of the 2020/21 season all match officials who officiate at U18's matches (i.e. ... More

PO#14 – Understanding, Playing and Communicating Advantage

This Preferred Options paper explores the subtleties of playing advantage. Playing advantage well is very much down to experience, knowledge and judgement; it is therefore an important  personal development area for referees.   More

Protocol on Refereeing Under 18 Matches

This protocol complements the Society's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. It sets out the responsibilities for those involved in refereeing uner 18 matches. The term “refereeing” includes touch-judging or assistant refereeing as an appointee of the Society; an under 18 match is one arranged for players under ... More

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy for Junior Referees

This policy applies to all Jumior Referees i.e. young people, both boys and girls, who are under the age of 18 and who are interested in refereeing Rugby Union age-grade matches within the Society’s area. The RFU has developed a safeguarding Children’s Policy, and the Society proposes to operate its Policy for its ... More

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

This policy regulates all of the Society’s activities in relation to officiating at matches involving players under the age of 18. The policy must be adhered to by all members of the Society who participate in officiating at or appointing to these matches. In adopting this policy the Society has had regard to the ... More

Technical Area Protocol

This protocol on technical areas was recently issued by the Lancashire Disciplinary Committee and was sent to all clubs under its jurisdiction. More

PO#13 – Communication in Managing Conflict

As an official you’re going to be involved in potential conflict situations due to the nature of competition and the wide range of people involved. How you handle these situations, and more importantly yourself, can have a major outcome on the length and enjoyment of your officiating career. This Preferred Options ... More

PO#12 – Communicating with Players and Coaches

Communicating with players before, during and after a match should be structured and have a purpose.  The objective is to gain players’ trust and respect rather than affection. This Preferred Options paper covers four categories of communication from referee to players/coaches: 1.  Information 2. Decision-maki... More