Call out for junior rugby league referees in Warwick

RUGBY LEAGUE: With just three months until the start of the 2016 junior rugby league season, Warwick clubs are on the hunt for fresh faces to fill the role of referee at home games this year.

New president of the Eastern Suburbs Hornets Junior Rugby League Club Lance Farrell said referees had an important role to play.

"They are an integral part of our game," he said.

"At the end of the day; no ref means no game.

Farrell said the club had already received some interest ahead of the 2016 season.

"We have a couple of referees on the books already," he said.

"But we are always looking for more, we need as many as we can get."

As a former junior rugby league player himself, Farrell knows just how important a referee is for a club.

"It's great for some of the older players who come back and help out," he said.

"They get to see it from the other side of the fence, and they get to learn more about their own football as well.

"It's a good part of the game."

Registered referees take part in training courses before they can take to the pitch and continue to improve their skills with in-house training provided by the junior club.

Farrell takes over the reins as president at Eastern Suburbs this year and said he is looking forward to getting started.

"We've got a meeting tomorrow night to finalise a few things," he said.

"It's a bit nerve-wracking but I'm excited to get things going.

"At the moment we are just doing a few jobs getting everything organised and set up at the club."

Anyone interested in taking on a referee position with the Eastern Suburbs Junior Rugby League Club phone Lance Farrell on 0418 613 680.

To nominate for Collegians Junior Rugby League phone club president Glen Williamson on 0417 040 179.

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