Ten members of the Northumberland Referee Society Youth Development Squad recently took part in a CPD evening looking at roles and responsibilities of Assistant Referees.

After their training the 14-17 year olds be working in teams of three with established members of the Referee Society. The Young Referees were recruited from a series of courses where 83 young people from clubs and schools took part in L1 Referee Courses, from Clubs and All Schools.

All signed up to become Young Rugby Ambassadors YRA and nearly all are logging hours as volunteers.