New Referee Coaches and Assessors named
Support is a key element of rugby, as all members of the rugby family know. And the referee commission of the FSR has recently been able to increase the support for its referees (be they experienced or new) by welcoming new coaches and assessors.
Early in 2018 Andy Kendall, Arnold Fries, Darren O’Brien, Kurt Köhl and Yann Benoit joined the group of established coaches (Rachel Boyland-Allen, Norbert Li-Marchetti, Malcolm Cotton, Jean-Louis Larigaldie and Julien Szostak), making it now a team of ten coaches.
And recently the number of assessors increased its numbers as well, from four to seven: the already mentioned Andy Kendall and Yann Benoit plus rookie Martin Pütter joined Rachel, Li, Malcolm and Jean-Louis as assessors.
The aim of coaches and assessors is to give the FSR referees feedback and support to help them improve their refereeing which in the end will help everybody in Swiss Rugby.
Text: Referee Commission
Pictures: Stephanie Imobersteg, FSR Photographer