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Current or future Referees - get in touch

Current or future Referees - get in touch

The England Touch Association (ETA) has recently gone through a number of significant changes, to both its personnel and its outlook.  Virtually every position within the ETA has undergone some degree of change. One such change is the role of National Director of Referees, Shelley Grace has been appointed to this role and has written the following article to all current and potential new referees:

There is a small, dedicated team of people working alongside me, who are:

- Bruce Lockie (

- Tom Bedkowski (

- Marnie Wills (

- Mike Roa (

My contact details are:

- Shelley Grace ( and also (

One of the main focus points for 2012 is referee training and development for all our referees as well building our referee numbers.

You are the priority.

The ETA and I want to make sure you receive the latest referee news, updates, course dates and most importantly information on tournaments and touch events that are coming up. In order to help us with that, we are going through the process of updating all of the contact details and records we have on file, particularly those of the referees.

We'd like to encourage everyone to get involved in the 2012 season, whether it's to improve your skills, learn the rules better, progress to the next badge level, referee at your local league or referee at social, competitive or national tournaments.

The 2012 season will also see the European Touch Championships (Euro's) being held in Italy in September, which we are very excited about. England Touch would like to be in a position to provide a large number of referees for this event, and hence the early preparation. The Euro's is an amazing experience and an excellent opportunity to receive top quality coaching and feedback; it is lots of fun and a great way to meet other people who also share the love of the sport. And you don't need to be a black badge to attend!

So, regardless of your current qualification level or your level of experience, we'd love to have you on board and part of the referee team going forward into 2012.

To help this process, please can you complete the contact details section below and reply to sender (  Alternatively, if you wish to be removed from this distribution list as it's no longer applicable, please reply in kind and out of interest we'd like to know why.





Alternate Email:

Mobile Phone:

Home Phone:

Work Phone:

Current Referee Badge Level (if applicable):

Number of years refereeing:

Are you a full time referee or player ref?

Are you interested in refereeing at?

- Local leagues?

- Social tournaments?

- Competitive tournaments?

Do you wish to be removed from the ETA Referee™s distribution list?

If yes, why?

Thanks for taking the time to read and update the contact details section! We do appreciate it.

If you have any questions, comments or queries, please let me or anyone listed above know! If you'd also like to get involved in helping out in any way, please do not hesitate again to get in contact.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you and hopefully seeing you at events in 2012. Have a safe and merry Christmas and a prosperous start to the New Year.


Shelley Grace

National Director of Referees

England Touch Association

We are England Touch

We are the players. We are the supporters, willing us on. We are the medals, waiting to be won. We are the touchdowns, waiting to be scored. We are the men and women of all ages. We are the talent of today. We are the potential for tomorrow. We are one team. We are England Touch