Another good story about a young match official. This time, care of the the RFU’s monthly Touchline magazine
TOBY – ONE OF THE BEST AT 17
Toby Holroyd, one of the Warwickshire Society of Referees recruits from their highly successful Young Whistlers initiative, is testimony to the success of the scheme, now in its second year.
The 17-year-old schoolboy who has this season progressed to the senior game, has received well deserved praise for the way he handled the Warwickshire 3rd division match between Pinley 2nds and Old Laurentians 3rds, at Wyken Croft and clearly has a good future in the game.
The OLs 3rd team skipper, Tim Chambers was so impressed he wrote to the Society’s chairman, Steve Challis: “It was quite evident from before kick off that Toby was very young to be taking charge of a game at this level. I felt compelled to write to you as Toby did a first class job of refereeing this game which, at times, had the potential to get “lively”. He was assured, quietly assertive, kept up well with play and made the correct decisions adding to our enjoyment of the afternoon immensely.
“All of our players made comments to that effect and I know that this view was shared by many of the Pinley players. Certainly one of the best referees that we have had over the past couple of seasons and a credit to his Society. Please pass on our thanks and wish him all the best for his future with the whistle.”
Good work Toby!!