“As a rugby referee for over 20 years, I understand the value and impact of good officiating. Players learn much about themselves and their sport from the official in the middle. Well trained officials improve the quality of sporting competitiveness and in turn develop skills of leadership and management that improve their performance in the workplace.

Having a fund delivered by the RAF Sports Federation and RAF Charitable Trust is a fantastic tool to keep officiating levels high. In RAF Rugby Referees, we have sourced funding to help ensure our referees can progress to the next level. This has helped us to grow the sport and ensure our competitors reach the best they can be…in sport and in life.”