Referees were in short supply out in the junior grades at Narrabri in northwest NSW in the late 1990s, so Bev Adams put her hand up to learn the trade.
“What started it all was a lack of referees in the junior league my son was playing in so that’s how I got into it,” Adams told nswrl.com.au.
“I went from coaching to refereeing and I got hooked.”
More than a quarter of a century later and Adams has become a beacon for females plying their skills in an area of Rugby League that not many women have ventured.
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