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Referee update for January

Referee update for January

Hi everyone,

Happy new year!!  I hope you are all looking forward to the year ahead.

Just a quick note on a couple of thing.

ETA Referee Planner 2012:

This is now available on the ETA website and will be updated regularly so please use this planner to keep up to date with all England events.

2012 Tournaments and Touch Events requiring referees:

Touch referees are always in high demand and 2012 is looking to prove no different.

Manchester Chargers 3rd Annual Invitational Touch Tournament

When - Saturday 25th February

Venue - William Hulme School, Manchester

Time - 9:30am start

Divisions - Mens, Womens and Mixed

Expenses - upto£50

More info: register your interest to referee at the first touch tournament of the year, please let me know as it'll be a great way to start the season.  Please, or

2012 European Championships - Referee EOIs

Please contact Shelley for information about referees inviting expressions of interest to officiate at the 2012 European Touch Championships.  Expressions of interest must be registered by 31st January 2012 - please do not delay in responding.  If you have any questions regarding refereeing at the Euro's - please get in contact.

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2012 National Touch Series Dates:

  • NTS 1 - May 12th
  • NTS 2 - June 19th
  • NTS 3 - June 30th
  • NTS 4 - July 14th

2012 Challenge Touch Series Dates:

  • NTS 1 - April 14th
  • NTS 2 - May 19th
  • NTS 3 - June 16th
  • NTS 4 - July 7th


  • Lilleshall - July 28th

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the news on the ETA website regarding the changes to the format of the National Touch Series (NTS) and the introduction of the Challenge Touch Series, please check it out.


We are looking for referee's for help at the following training sessions:

February 2012:

Sunday 12th February - South East London 1 & 2 Compulsory Training - Venue to be confirmed

March 2012:

Sunday 4th March - South East London 1 & 2 Compulsory Training - Venue to be confirmed

For further information contact

All referees are welcome to attend any of these events, we'd love to have as many of you as possible on board especially so early in the season.

Referee Courses

We are looking at holding referee courses in the following locations and we will keep you updated on dates:

  • Level 1: March 2012 (venue to be confirmed) - LONDON
  • Level 1: April 2012 (exact date and venue to be confirmed) - BRISTOL
  • Level 1: (exact date and venue to be confirmed) - CAMBRIDGE
  • Level 1: (exact date and venue to be confirmed) - NORFOLK
  • Level 2: Proposed - April 2012 – BRISTOL

To register your interest in attending any of these courses, please let me know (

We also have a supply of Acme Thunderer 58.5 Whistles and wrist straps available for sale at courses, tournaments and by emailing me if you’d like one.

Let's make 2012 the referee's season, so get involved and help us to build our referee team for the year ahead.

Shelley Grace

National Director of Referees

England Touch Association


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