Montana youth rugby has grown by leaps and bounds. As a result, it comes as no surprise that Montana's referees have been getting younger and younger. The latest is Tucker Nadeau from Kalispell.
Shown here with MRRS President George Mullen, center refereed a Junior High Match in Missoula on April 22, 2016. When not refereeing, Nadeau is a high school sophomore and player for the Kalispell Black and Blue rugby team.
The Montana Rugby Referee Society is proud to offer a spring Level 1 Refereeing Course in Missoula, Montana on 20 February 2016. Anyone who is interested can sign up through USA Rugby.
The Level 1 Referee Course is the entry point for anyone wanting a greater understanding of rugby law and refereeing. The course runs about 8 hours and covers a wide variety of topics both in and out of the classroom. While aspiring referees need to take the course, players, coaches, parents, and spectators can all benefit from the class.
The Montana Rugby Referee Society held a Level 1 referee course with the help of the Billings Bulls, the Rimrock Rattlesnakes Youth Rugby, and the Black Mambas Youth Rugby. Four individuals completed the class and may soon be running the fields of Montana with a whistle in hand:
Congratulations for the achievement and the effort they put in to the class! Also, special thanks to the Bulls, the Rattlesnakes, and the Black Mambas for putting the new referees through their paces during the field exercises. Without the help of these clubs, the event would not have been the success it was!