Jared Maxwell appointed referees boss

The National Rugby League (NRL) has today appointed Jared Maxwell, General Manager – Elite Officiating.

Jared takes on the role after a decorated career as a first-grade match official which included over 275 NRL Matches, State of Origin and Test Match appointments. He most recently served as NRL Bunker Operations Manager and has been a member of the NRL Match Appointments Committee.

NRL Head of Football – Elite Competitions Graham Annesley said Jared would oversee both elite officiating and bunker operations.

“Jared was a leading referee for over a decade, then transitioned into coaching second-tier referees, before being appointed bunker manager last year and becoming a member of the match officials’ appointments committee,” he said.

“Jared knows our referees well and the referees know Jared well. He understands the game and its clubs, but importantly has some innovative ideas to enhance the way our match officials prepare for a game.”

Jared Maxwell said he was looking forward to the opportunity of overseeing the NRL match officials.

“It’s an honour to be appointed to such an important role. Our match officials did an outstanding job last year adapting to the new rules and I’m looking forward to taking that to the next level in the 2021 season,” he said.

“We all want to see fast, entertaining rugby league and I’ll work closely with all officials to ensure the players are given every opportunity to achieve that.”

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