Our latest referee course took place at Bromsgrove School, Worcestershire on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of February. All 6 candidates completed our Introduction to Officiating course and the pre-course requisites, meaning everyone was set to get the most out of the weekend.

Across the weekend their refereeing skills were developed through both theory and practical sessions led by our fantastic Goalball UK tutors Dina Murdie and Dani Dillon with everyone learning and progressing across the weekend. A big thank you to Dina and Dani for leading the course.

6 newly qualified goalball referees standing together in their red Goalball UK referee jackets. Left to right, Robert, Emerlyne, Magda, Leanne, Maggie, and Christopher, who are all stood in front of a Goalball UK banner.

Image of the 6 new Referees left to right: Robert Pearsey, Emerlyne Fuka, Magda Skrzymowska, Leanne Hudson, Maggie Easton, and Christopher Davies.

A big thank you to Laura Brooks (Croysutt Warriors), Patrick Dunn (Winchester), Robyn Gell (South Wales, and Birmingham), Paul Holloway (Birmingham), Chelsea Hudson (Northern Allstars), and Yusuf Huraira (Birmingham) for breaking the rules (on purpose) and providing the practice games for the course.

We’re so excited to see our newly qualified referees at a competition soon!

Goalball UK will be planning another Referees Course in the coming months. If you are interested in officiating at competitions or would like to be sent the details of the next Referee course, please contact Steve Cox via email (steve.cox@goalballuk.com) or by mobile (07706 286584).