Development

UWW Conducts First-Ever Referee and Coaches Education Week

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MANCHESTER, England (November 27) -- United World Wrestling hosted its first-ever Referee and Coaches Course last week in Manchester, England. The course was held in collaboration with British Wrestling and the event paired current 1S-ranked referees with high-performance coaches from 23 countries across all five continents.

The first three days of the education week was the educator course for the referees and coaches, which sought to teach both how to transmit their knowledge to others in the most effective way.

The classroom teachings were then followed by a mat session day where officiating bodies and coaches discussed the interpretation of the rules along with practical sessions.

The last three days of the course were dedicate to delivering an introduction to refereeing and Level 1 Coaches Course to British Wrestling novice referees and coaches. The course was the first of its kind in England and the coaches enjoyed the opportunity to enhance and develop wrestling across Great Britain.

“It was a thrill to be in Manchester for the course," said Olympic and world champion Daniel IGALI. "It afforded coaches and referees the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people.”

UWW Development Department will conduct similar courses in the coming years with collaboration from each Continental Council.