The WRU Referees Department is currently experiencing a concerning shortfall of referees, especially at Level 2 for vital youth and 2nd team fixtures.

The Department is doing everything possible to remedy this, but it’s not a simple fix.

Recruitment is proving very difficult so the WRU are looking to recruit from within the clubs themselves, purely to operate as a part time referee in the extreme where we cannot provide one.

To support this, we will be looking to run shortened courses 3-4 hours long (no fee) to licence any volunteers, these could be players themselves, committee or supporters.

The WRU have contacted NEATH RFC to see if any interest can be generated within our club to service this request?

If the numbers are promising, the WRU will then start developing and delivering the course ASAP.

This is not just a problem at L2, all the L3 league games (1ST XV’s) were just about covered last week with no referee spare!

Anyone interested should see Mike Price or they can contact WRU direct through