Referee Smith steps down from full-time position

Jack Smith referee

Betfred Super League referee Jack Smith has decided to step down as a full-time RFL Match Official.

The ex-Royal Marine will take up a part-time role allowing him to focus more time on his family and a property management business.

Smith broke on to the Super League scene 11 months ago and has cemented himself as a top tier Match Official since.

“I want to thank everyone in the Match Officials Team for supporting me with this – it was never a quick or easy decision for me,” Smith said.

“My family need me at home at the moment more than I have been but I will still continue to officiate with the same ambition and professionalism in my part-time role.”

Rugby Football League Head of Match Officials Steve Ganson, said: “Post Forces career, Jack set up his own business and was used to having days with his family.

“The demands of travelling around the country several times a week officiating and training with the team meant he had very little time at home.

“Whilst he has been with us he has been a model professional and made great progress within the group. Myself and staff understand his reasons and will continue to support him in his part-time role.

“We have also left open the possibility of him returning to full-time when his family are a little older.”

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Mason Hall
Mason Hall
5 years ago

How honest he is now . Don’t think he liked being told what team has to win on the day

Mason Hall
Mason Hall
5 years ago

Why the truth hurts
RL try to block all truths regarding the truth