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Referees News 2010

Posted 2nd January 2010
Chief Referee and Referee Assistants

The Chief referee will now have the option of having up to 5 assistants, the assistants will have input into courses and be able to make recommendations.

A payment will be made to 2 assistants at a referees course and other referees can be used as and when required, payments to assistants will be made from the chief referees fee. These payments will ensure that referees assistants get paid for attendance and will assist in providing enough cover at courses.

All referees courses will now be held on squad training days at the same venue this will reduce costs and will enable referees and athletes the option of travelling together which helps reduce costs for those attending and also gives the referees the ability to join the squads during the course for practical training.

A new group of elite referees will be created, A* assistant tatami chiefs and tatami chiefs which will be approx 18.

These people will be invited onto the elite courses for tatami training and for European / World preparation.

Everyone will have to pay on these 2 elite courses but European and World qualified officals are not required to pay on any of the other referees courses.

There will be 6 open kumite courses, 2 kata courses and 2 Elite courses per year these will be held at various venues in the North, Midlands and South ensuring that everyone has access to them.

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