Refereeing in Wales
Squash Wales are currently providing opportunities to raise the standard of Referees in Wales through the provision of courses. Courses cost £20 which includes the first year registration free upon qualification. This registration offers many benefits to both person and associated clubs (See Benefits of Being Registered) aside from developing your knowledge of the rules and how they are applied. For more information on the various levels of qualification and courses provided view the Referee Courses tab.
Squash Wales are working to deliver the Referee Plan which aims to raise the standard and profile of referees in Wales as well as increasing the number of people being educated on the rules of the game. Referee and marker courses can be run at your club providing you have a room sufficient to seat 8-10 people for 2 hours. If your club has 2 courts available there can be time arranged for practical refereeing practice and advice from the tutor. If your club does not have such facilities Squash Wales will find a venue in your area.
Matthew O’Connor is the Referee Co-ordinator and can be contacted with any questions or queries you have regarding refereeing at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can contact the Squash Wales Office;
Tel – 0845 846 0027
10 Additional Points for Your Team per Season
Having qualified referees officiating team games at your club could gain your teams 10 additional points per season. Having a qualified referee in charge of a match can improve the quality of a game as players are given clear and confident decisions and greater consistency on the application of the rules. For this clubs can be rewarded with a bonus point.
Bonus point criteria;
South Wales Premier 4 rubbers to be ref'd (one rubber by County Grade referee)
South Wales One 3 rubbers to be ref'd
South Wales Two 1 rubber ref'd
Ladies Prem 1 rubber ref'd
Gwent/South Glam/West Glam/North East Wales all award point to home team for matches being ref'd.
Mid Glam and Pembrokeshire award points to home AND away teams for refereeing.