Ferguson was described as “exemplary” in his approach the the course.
Former Cronulla Sharks and Canberra Raiders player Blake Ferguson has taken a step towards a possible NRL comeback after completing a referees course.
Ferguson was deregistered by the NRL in 2013 after he was found guilty of indecent assault after groping a 24-year-old woman in Cronulla.
He was banned from pubs, clubs and bottleshops upon his hearing and his charge was upheld, although he was not convicted providing he stay away from alcohol outlets and undergo counselling.
The NRL have indicated that they may life his de-registration for 2015 if he shows he has taken measures to improve his behaviour.
Ferguson is currently working an an off-field role with the Sydney Roosters.
The New South Wales Rugby League Referees Association tweeted that Ferguson was “exemplary” in the way he approached the course.
Former NRL player Blake Ferguson completed his referees course. He was “exemplary” in the way he handled the course.
— NSWRL Referees (@nswrlra) July 7, 2014