The workshop is conducted by the Richard Johnston Referee Development program, and is currently attended by fourteen referees from various league playing provinces, who are affiliates to PNG RFL.
Speaking at the conference today, coordinator Richard Johnston says this is another milestone agreement which will definitely pave way for local referees to learn has much, in order to step up their skills of refereeing. He says PNG has the skills of potential referees at international level; however we need more clinics like this, which will enhance our local referees to exposure at national level.
He further added that it is also vital to conduct referee clinics in rural areas, so that we pass on the message to potential young people who are willing to take up match referees.
Meanwhile, the professional referee trainer Richard Johnston is the best Australian referee trainer, with whom he has trained have gone on to become referees at Nation level such as the NRL and the Super League competitions. PNGFM