State of Mind joined the St Helens Rugby League Referee Society’s Innes Arnold to demonstrate how important referees are to rugby league and a unique insight into the world of rugby league refereeing

The session was facilitated by Billy Vaughan at the club and gave a quick tour of the amazing facilities!

State of Mind trustees Ste Cash and Dr Phil Cooper MBE were on hand to demonstrate the multi award winning ‘Be The Ref’ Virtual Reality experience for over 20 participants including parents and players at the club

One participant stated that he could not believe how fast trying to referee a rugby league was and that he missed more incidents than he could see in the game action!

The overwhelming feedback was that it would make those who took part rethink criticism of referees during games