The National, Tuesday 12th February, 2013
THE Port Moresby Rugby League Referees Association successfully conducted a two-day refresher course over Feb 6-7 at the Lloyd Robson oval.
The course was conducted and facilitated by PNG Rugby Football League Referees Association president Guma Opi and attended by members of the POMRLRA, PRL coordinators, three coaches and a referee from the Aroma Coast.
The course was sponsored by City Pharmacy Ltd, which provided stationery and supported by PNGNRL chairman Sudhir Guru and general manager Hubert Warupi.
The course was conducted purposely to update referees and officials on the laws of the game.
Opi’s intention was to improve the level of refereeing by stressing the important areas of a referee’s role and attributes referees needed.
Opi highlighted on the basic principal laws of game such as the national safe play code where referees were told to consider the safety of players, players and officials misconduct, communicating with players and on their mental and physical fitness before and during games.
Opi told the referees to observe and enforce the laws so that there was fair play and the clubs or teams were happy with control of the game.
POMRL referees are now looking forward to the 2013 season, with the Ipatas Cup, PRL Super Nines, PRL competition and Digicel Cup competition.
POMRLRA executives thanked Opi for his time and efforts and encouraged young and interested referees to get involved.