Rhys Williams started playing rugby when he was six. The 14-year-old has qualified as a Level One rugby referee with the Welsh Rugby Union.
The qualification is the first step on the WRU pathway and leads right up to the elite level where referees take control of international matches. Last season he was regularly running the touchline on Wednesday evening for youth matches at Croesyceiliog RFC.
Watch Rhys talk about being a rugby referee in the video.
He was the youngest person taking the course with the WRU.
His qualification means he can take charge of matches of teams aged up to under 14. The Covid-19 lockdown has stopped any sport for now but his PE teachers at Cwmbran High School have told him he can ref after-school matches when the season restarts.
How to become a referee
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