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New Refereeing Qualification Standards Released

The wait is over!  The new refereeing qualification standards have been finalised and are ready to be used by aspiring officials.

The new qualification standards have been updated to more closely align Squash New Zealand with the World Squash Federation (and most of its member countries).

As a result, the qualification requirements for District and National Referees have changed slightly.  The new qualification requirements can be found in the Referees section of the website.

The changes have also seen the reintroduction of the 'Club Referee' standard after a lengthy absence.  The Club Referee qualification standard comprises a brief theory examination, which can be downloaded from the Referees section of the website, which can be completed and submitted to the National Referees Director (Chris Buckland) for marking.  A score of 90% or more is required for a pass mark, but individuals can attempt the test as many times as is required to achieve a pass mark.  Club referees can be expected to referee matches up to their own playing level, but may be able to do higher levels depending on experience and ability.  It must be recognised that no practical assessment is completed for a club referee, and successful candidates should therefore be confident but still take care with the level of matches they choose to referee.

The Club Referee qualification level is intended to provide a pathway for people who are interested in refereeing, but not willing/able to commit to the more intensive process of becoming a District Referee.  It is intended that this qualification will act as a stepping stone to District and National levels of qualification.  Click here for the Squash New Zealand Refereeing Progression Pathway.

For any questions on the new referee qualification process, contact us.Referees - medium


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