Scotland Rugby League

Date: 24/1/17

As part of their drive to increase numbers involved in domestic rugby league at all levels, Scotland Rugby League held a successful course at Kirkcaldy RFC which saw 12 new match officials qualify.

The course was run by RFL tutor and referee, Gavin Houston and, at the same time, three new tutors attended; Peter Lowis, Luke Fenton and Ollie Cruickshank.

The participants included a number of members and players from Glasgow Panthers and Dundee Dragons Wheelchair clubs as they look to develop the sport and increase participation across the country.

Cruickshank, who is also volunteer operations manager for Scotland Rugby League, said: “Developing the number of qualified match officials in Scotland is a vital part of our long term plan to sustain the sport. It was great to see so many people, we had all ages attending and most were new to Scotland Rugby League.”

Keith Hogg, chair of Scotland Rugby League, who attended the course as a participant added: “This course is exactly what Scotland Rugby League is all about, increasing involvement with enthusiastic volunteers who want to contribute to the overall progression of rugby league in Scotland.”