Young Whistlers

The Young Whistler Sub-Committee manages the Young Whistlers Scheme, reporting through to the Exec and can be contacted at

Chairman: Steve Challis –

Appointments: Sion Bowen –

Kindy Devgun and Callum George

Their role is to provide training and mentoring for fledgling officials to develop their skills towards being considered for the adult ranks after reaching their 17th birthdays. They appoint qualified young referees aged between  14 and 17 years of age to junior matches at clubs and schools throughout the county and beyond and many of our successful senior officials have graduated over the past few years through the YW scheme.  To recruit our future officials the Society organises a dedicated England Rugby Refereeing Award course each October half term for potential young officials. It also endeavours to appoint a mentor to accompany every Young Whistler when then are refereeing so offering them support and advice to improve their skills.    Anyone interested in joining the Young Whistlers should e-mail Jeremy Nesbitt at