Super League promotion for 21-year-old referee


Super League has shown that age is just a number by adding 21-year-old Liam Moore to its list of full-time officials.

Since starting out as an official five years ago, Moore has made big strides in the game and has taken charge of second-tier matches this season.

His performances have clearly impressed Rugby Football League (RFL) bosses, and the youngster will be added to Super League's list of full-time match officials.

Moore has run the line in the top flight on numerous occasions since 2014 and was touch judge for England's international with France last year.

He will now get his chance to be in the middle of future Super League matches, something he is looking forward to.

"It's something I've always wanted to do since starting as a 16-year-old in the North West Counties League and working my way through Champion Schools, Academy games and the National Conference," he told the RFL website.

"The training is intense as a full-time referee and our fitness levels need to be constantly maintained as we're keeping up with professional athletes every week.

"I'm proof that if you work hard you can get these opportunities to join this group. There are more like me who will be knocking on the door soon."