On September 2nd Scotland Korfball hosted a refereeing workshop in Edinburgh run by Graham Crafter, working towards the goal of raising the standard of refereeing across the league in the coming year. Overall, 18 people passed the accompanying theory test, with 13 passing with merit.

Attendee Michael Garbutt said of the workshop “It was really useful to discuss the finer points of the rules that often trip up referees, as well as practical refereeing advice. The chance to benefit from Graham’s experience and insight, not only for the new referees amongst us, but also for those who have been refereeing for several years now, was a great opportunity.”

The following day, practical assessments were held during a friendly match between league champions Edinburgh Mavericks and an all star squad selected from the rest of Scotland. Congratulations go to John Bagnall and Nigel Cooper, both of whom have been passed by Mr Crafter at Elite level.

This weekend John and Nigel will undertake the first assessments of other referees, who will be vying for Basic and Higher passed status, or if showing exceptional performance, joining John and Nigel as Elite referees.

Many thanks go to Graham Crafter for leading the workshop, and to John Bagnall for organising it. The SKA wishes good luck to all those looking to be assessed this weekend and beyond.