SPITFIRES RL WELCOMES ALL MATCH OFFICIALS.
At Southampton we recognise and value the contribution of match officials to the success of our sport and particularly to the development of the league structure in the South of England.
Match officials play a key part in maintaining the integrity of the game at every level.
Whilst we do not expect that everyone will agree with every decision on every occasion, we do ask that officials and their decisions are treated with respect and that decisions are accepted with sportsman like conduct.
We believe that in the majority of cases decisions balance out over a season or even a single game. Try to remember this and to not be the one who ruins someone else's Rugby League experience.
All supporters, players, staff and volunteers are asked to follow the Rugby Football League's RESPECT values and to help make this club a friendly and welcoming environment.
Equally we ask visiting match officials to act with respect toward players, spectators, volunteers and officials from both sides.
NOTES FOR VISITING MATCH OFFICIALS:
Dedicated changing rooms and access to showers and toilets.
Please inform both teams of your intention to carry out a boot/kit inspection whilst they are still in the dressing rooms. This will reduce the likelihood of players having to dash off to change boots or remove piercings and so on when you conduct the inspection before kick-off.
Looking the part
In the images above and below the referees look official and professional. All match officials are politely requested to wear full RFL standard referee's kit.
Officials attending games without RFL kit will be asked to change into a spare kit kept by the club, before taking to the field. We work hard to promote the image of the sport, please help us to maintain these standards.
After match food is available to all officials after home games please ask a club official for details on the day.
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