The Police Couldn't Guarantee His Safety.....The Life Of A Super League Referee With Ian Smith artwork
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The Police Couldn't Guarantee His Safety.....The Life Of A Super League Referee With Ian Smith

  • E17
  • 1:04:25
  • April 20th 2021

#RugbyLeague#SuperLeague​ Join Keith & Dave for the Dock House Rugby Show. This week we have a special episode for you.


Ian Smith worked for the RFL for 20 yrs from 1996 to 2016 both part time and full time. He has refereed over 400 first grade matches of which nearly 300 were in SL, also video ref’d over 400 matches including 2 Challenge Cup Finals, 2 Grand Final’s and a 4 Nations Final.


Ian was one of the first six referees to go full time in 2006 and enjoyed five years as a full-time referee and then five years as a referee’s coach.


He joined the State of Mind Sport Charity in 2017 and as part of a team we go around and deliver mental fitness sessions to hopefully, raise awareness around the importance of improving our mental fitness.


Special Appreciation to: State Of Mind Sports

https://stateofmindsport.org/

State of Mind Sport is a charity that harnesses the power of sport to promote POSITIVE mental health among our sportsmen and women, fans and wider communities, and ultimately to prevent suicide.


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Meet the Hosts

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Keith Hyland
Host

Keith has played rugby since the age of 8, it’s in his blood. He is passionate about the sport and when he is not treading the boards as an actor you will find him enjoying this great game called rugby 🏉. Oh and he’s left handed.

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David Pye
Host

David has done most things in rugby since starting out aged 9. He captained his school team aged 10, represented Lancashire at various age groups and went on to play at academy and reserve grade rugby before retiring in his early 20s. Later going to coach youth rugby but overall he is just a big fan of the sport, watching rugby of all levels and seeks any excuse to talk about it. 🏉. Oh and he also wears shoes.

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