•  committee@hantsrefs.co.uk
Dr James Cook OBE
Role: Referee
Level: 12
Why I got into refereeing:
I have been officiating since 2021 after a long playing career within the Army, and Winchester RFC.
As well as refereeing, I am a coach and administrator – primarily as Chairman of Army Rugby and as the Army’s Council Member with the RFU.
I am relishing the opportunity to referee at the heart of the game in the Hampshire leagues. I’ve found it incredibly rewarding and wish I’d taken up the whistle sooner, as my final playing years were nowhere near as satisfying as I’m finding refereeing.