Making a difference
I was inspired writing this article because of my own experience, watching Super Rugby and seeing the stress that the coaches are under, often chatting to my fellow coaches, good coaches that has been fired.READ MORE
The corona virus has brought the whole world to a standstill and the sports world is also hugely affected by this quick spreading virus. Tournaments are put on hold, tours and events all over the world have been cancelled. The buzz word now is “isolation”.READ MORE
I am pretty sure that most of us had to adapt and make changes to adhere to the regulations and laws during this national lockdown. This feels typical like home arrest with limited freedom of movement.READ MORE
“How old must you be to become a referee?” That is a question we often hear from schoolboys who want to take up refereeing. The answer is, you can become a referee at any age! We would suggest that you join your local provincial referee society at any age in high school. They will assist you in joining and thereafter take you through the refereeing courses and then start to give you practical experience at your local school games.READ MORE
In the first of a series of articles written by experienced South African test referee and citing officer, Freek Burger, we look at some extremely valuable hints for referees. Where better to start than at the beginning, the object of the beautiful game of rugby.READ MORE
In the second installment of our weekly 101 Hints For Referees series by world renowned ex referee, Freek Burger, we look at the referee’s preparation in the week leading up to the game.READ MORE
In our third article in the 101 Hints for Referees series, compiled by Freek Burger, we are still in the “GETTING READY” phase before the referee’s game.READ MORE
Look and act like a REFEREE.A neat appearance is important. This not only boosts your confidence ,it is also good for building respect and trust for you as an official...READ MORE
It is often difficult to get teams out of their changing room. Try to have the toss completed as early as possible. However, this still does not guarantee that the teams will run onto the field on time.
Remind yourself that the spectators did not come to see you. Try to be as unobtrusive as possible.
BODY LANGUAGE AND FOCUS.
Despite the desirability of being unobtrusive, you should behave decisively.