A CHEQUE for £1,000 has been handed over to Rugby Town JFC to help train the latest batch of upcoming referees.
Councillors Jerry Roodhouse and Richard Dodd presented the cheque which has come from their Councillors’ fund and will train five girls and nine boys as referees to officiate at Mini-Soccer Games.
The course was spread over three sessions with the youngsters being taught the basics of refereeing before completing a final assessment.
Jerry Roodhouse joined the candidates on their assessment evening (pictured) and was pleased to see young people getting involved in sport.
Marc Coulson, one of the club’s under-7 managers who has benefited from the scheme, said: “Coaches have a lot to do on match days and it was becoming a burden.
“Since this scheme was introduced by the club it is fantastic that I can now coach the team and not worry about refereeing the game. It’s a brilliant idea by the club and great for the boys and girls who do it.