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Refereeing at Rosalie Touch Association is well-known for its consistent support of referees, its fun and friendly atmosphere and great social scene. Our referee body has created many lasting friendships, relationships and even families over the years. In addition to coaching and development, our focus is on creating strong social values and making refereeing something to enjoy rather than endure.
The club enforces a zero-tolerance policy to referee abuse, which is upheld by a passionate and hard-working Administrator, Referee Director and Committee all of whom have refereeing experience and understand the challenges of refereeing. This has been critical to improved referee numbers which has seen the club expand from 30 teams in 2011 to 40+ teams in recent years. It has also contributed to more competitive rep teams at the State Level.
Every game at Rosalie is refereed by two people: a qualified referee, and a ‘delegate’ referee. The ‘delegate’ referee system means every team must supply a duty ref to assist the qualified ref, usually around 6-8 times a year. And yes, delegate refs ARE required to take the field – not just run the sideline. We offer basic ‘delegate ref’ courses each season, (in addition to formal accredited courses offered by the State governing body), and where possible, provide sideline support by qualified coaches.