NRG Referees Manager calls for retired players to stay involved

We have so many retired players that believe their time is over but at NRG we say ‘your time has just started’.

NRG appointment officer Rob Young was voted the Senior Referee of the year in 2018 and looks back fondly on his playing days.

‘I loved playing football every weekend but then one day my body said enough was enough, so instead of walking away I approached the NRG and it was the best decision I ever made. The Referee Manager Graham Chapman said quite clear in his communication that this would be the best decision I have ever made and he was right. I love refereeing now more than when I played. I am able to use my years of playing to understand how players are as I was one of them and often I remind them of that. I highly encourage any ex player to stay involved and commence refereeing’.

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