The Ospreys Community Rugby Development team will be holding a special seminar next week bringing together coaches and referees from all levels of the game in Ospreylia.
Hosted by Ospreys Coach Development Officer Tony Thomas along with WRU referee James Jones, the seminar will provide an invaluable forum for developing referee and coaching relationships ahead of the new season, and will allow those present to discuss recent amendments to the laws of the game and their implications.
Tony Thomas said:
“Forums like this are a very important part of our Coach Development Pathway here at the Ospreys, well informed coaches make for better coaches, which will, in turn, lead to better players. This session will be a great opportunity for coaches and referees from all levels of the game to come together and discuss the implications of recent law changes, as well as any other issues that they may have.
“This isn’t just about the top tier of the professional game, it is open to referees and coaches from the junior game and club level, and is a great opportunity to understand how referees will interpret situations at the particular level of the individuals attending. It is also an opportunity to discuss with referees what they will and will not allow players to do.
There are already a pleasing number of people who have registered for the chance to meet up with the guys who will be controlling matches this season, but it works both ways, as the referees also want to understand the issues that coaches may have.”
The seminar takes place at Llandarcy Academy of Sport on Wednesday 2nd September, at 7pm.