State of Mind presented the mental fitness session devised specifically for rugby league match officials as part of the Assura Rugby League World Cup Grants official support project

Last night’s session was delivered by Ian Smith to the Huddersfield Rugby League Referee Society via zoom.

The project outline is as follows:

To survey referee society members across referee societies about their well-being
Deliver a mental fitness session to all societies
Offer individual support for mental health or refereeing
Repeat the survey at the end of the project
Offer mental health first aid training free to a member of each society

We would like to thank the Huddersfield Rugby League Referee Society and thank Becki for the opportunity to present to the referees. Referees are vital to sport and we will be trialing a virtual reality experience early in 2022 for fans, players and coaches to #BeTheRef

Next month will be presenting to the Hull Rugby League Referees society to complete the project