6 Referees conducted bouts at the Derbyshire Open held at Wirksworth on 8th October. The competition ran smoothly with 141 wrestlers taking part across 2 mats. Wrestling began at 11am and finished just after 5pm.
The Referees were on their Practical Assessment section of the 2011 Referee Course which began on 2nd October with a Theoretical Day at the British Wrestling Association Academy in Salford, led by Senior Official Dave Sudron.
Derbyshire Open Competition Director Trevor Hoskins was pleased to have the additional help. Said Trevor, “Thanks should go to the novice referees who had the awesome task of refereeing/judging the senior matches. A special thanks to the coaches, parents and competitors who displayed such patience with our new referees!”
Said Official in Charge Tony Phillips, “The Association has needed an influx of new blood into the Referees and Officials and these keen folk will help Wrestling move forward.”
The Referees found the day hard work but enjoyable.
Further photos of the Referees below…