FEBRUARY GUEST SPEAKER EVENING....
So this Monday the East Gwent Referees Association welcome long serving Gwent Referee Gavin Townsend to our meeting as guest speaker.
Gavin who has been a popular official with many clubs, referees and associations over the years is coming to share his experience with our members.
Last Season Gavin was promoted to the status of Welsh Premier Referee, officiating on some of the Wales's top National Games.
In his spare time Gavin has recently joined the fire service and loves to work with other referees to improve not only their game, but train with other officials to keep improving fitness levels across the board.
As a member of the North Gwent, he designed and managed their website and had a big influence in increasing awareness of the referee shortage and help in the planning of key events and guest speaker evenings for the it's members.
This Monday during our meeting, Gavin is going to look into the subject of gaining respect, knowing how to deal with certain situations and also techniques on how to manage and distinguish between dissent and foul and abusive language.
Guest speaker evening will start from 7pm and this is open to all referees to attend, including those outside the East Gwent Referees' Association. If your not a member of the EGRA and you would like to attend then please just email firstname.lastname@example.org and state that you wish to attend.
Look forward to seeing you all there!