On the 4th October 2018, as part of the Young Rugby Ambassador programme, Northumberland Rugby Development Team, in partnership with Newcastle Falcons, held a Refereeing Children Award at Kingston Park. A total of 43 students took part from across clubs and schools in Northumberland.
They all received high quality training from Northumberland CRC's and Jamie Leahy, the RFU Area 6 Match Official Development Officer. In the afternoon, the Young Rugby Ambassadors all got to test their new skills at the Northumberland Emerging Schools Festival for year 7 & 8 students, also held at Kingston Park. This is one of the largest events in the Northumberland schools' calendar with nearly 600 players taking part. The new referees certainly got a taste of what's to come on their refereeing journey!