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New National Referees Manager appointed

New National Referees Manager appointed

England Touch has today announced that Alice Watchorn has been appointed as the Association’s new National Referees Manager.

Alice – known as ‘Scooby’ on the England Touch circuit – has been a familiar face for seven years, firstly as a player in the Mixed Open, Women’s 27s and Senior Mixed teams, and latterly progressing through the referee ranks.

In the last 18 months she has officiated at the 2016 European Touch Championships, the EFT Premiership Permit in 2017 and the United States Nationals at the end of 2017. In March she will be adding Australia to her list of countries when she takes up the whistle at the 2018 Australia National Touch Leagues in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.

“I’m looking forward to taking up the position of National Referees Manager,” she commented. “Touch is growing rapidly as a sport and we need more referees to make sure that tournaments are officiated to the highest possible standard, and that there is a fantastic relationship between referees and players.

“I’m fortunate to be able to build on strong foundations thanks to the hard work of Nicolas van de Rijt and the referee team. We’re in a great place and ready to go on to the next level.”

A number of roles are now available within #TeamRef:

Referee Communications Co-ordinator CLICK HERE for job description

Referee Courses Co-ordinator CLICK HERE for job description

Referee Pathway Co-ordinator CLICK HERE for job description

Referee Tournament Co-ordinator CLICK HERE for job description

Referee Governance Co-ordinator CLICK HERE for job description

Closing date for all of these positions is March 9th. Apply by emailing refs@englandtouch.org.uk

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