The upcoming Cook Islands Games will serve as a perfect fresh for rugby league referees and officials after Covid-19 affected the 2020 season.
Cook Island Rugby League Referees Association members are looking forward to officiating the Nines tournament in next month’s Cook Islands Games.
The annual Rugby League Nines early next year and a proposed Junior Tournament in mid-January followed by the national premiership scheduled to start in February are the other events to look forward to.
Rugby league officials are being urged to start working on their professional standards to prepare for the Nines tournament at the Games.
Taua Benioni, the Asia-Pacific Rugby League Confederation provider for referee/coach’s representative, will be presenting a workshop next Wednesday at 5.30pm to help prepare the officials.
“It’s compulsory all Pa Enua teams have a managers/coach representative present along with all Cook Island Rugby League Referees Association match referee officials and including any person(s) wanting to help, learn and be part of the official refereeing team,” Benioni said.
The workshop will look into “the field of play laws, laws of the game, referee officials’ responsibilities and jurisdiction and team managers responsibilities and jurisdiction during a game match and other things in general”.
“A CISNOC accreditation assessment for which role you play in the tournament will be offered. I have recently communicated with all Pa Enua team reps and will be working with them up until tournament day.”
Benioni also said: “Cook Islands Games is a tournament that should be taken very competitively with the highest standards, after all we are competing to be the best in our country.”
The workshop will be held at the CISNOC office in Nikao. For further information, contact Taua Benioni at 50893.