RFL appoint two new full-time match officials

Greg Dolan and Tom Grant are the latest referees to be appointed as full-time match officials at the RFL.

Dolan, who has taken charge of games in the National Conference through to Super League, joined Batley Referees Society in 1999 and made Grade 1 in 2009 but suffered an ACL rupture in the same year.

Since his injury, he has worked hard to make his way back up the ranks and in April 2018, he refereed his first Super League game as he officiated Leeds Rhinos v Salford Red Devils on Easter Monday.

Grant began refereeing when he was 16 as an active member of Leeds Referees Society and progressed through the Referee Pathway.

Rugby Football League match officials director Steve Ganson said: “It’s fantastic to be able to promote both Greg and Tom to our team of full-time match officials.

“It’s a big step up to the full-time programme but we feel they are both improving all the time and are ready to take on the challenge.

“We can see a lot of potential in both Greg and Tom and it’s great to provide opportunities for high quality officials to follow a career pathway in refereeing.”

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