Great Britain Masters Hosts Inaugural US Masters Referee Training Session

US Masters Rugby League

Nov 13, 2020

Paul Field and Martin Flynn share their knowledge

In the ongoing cooperative effort between RFL Masters Rugby League and US Masters Rugby League, and to prepare for the upcoming 2021 season; Paul Fields and Martin Flynn of RFL Masters hosted a referee training event on November 12 for four US Masters members; Mike Brogan, Cody Kuxmann, Gary Crumley, and Danny Hanson.

Since US Masters will follow the RFL Masters rules and regulations which are based on modified international rules, the knowledge exchange is a perfect fit. Paul and Martin reviewed the history of the game and then presented an extensive overview of the modified rules for the Masters game. Both stressed the point that Masters referees are not only the Match Official but also 'Guardians of the Spirit of Masters.'

This is the first of several sessions scheduled for over the next few months to ensure there are adequately trained referees to oversee Masters matches in the US beginning in 2021.

US Masters is fortunate and thankful to have this enormous resource available to assist as they continue to grow the game.

Future training events will be posted as soon as they are scheduled.