I am delighted to announce that Ben Rahilly, has been promoted to the ACTRA A Panel. Ben has had an outstanding season both in the middle as well as in the analysis he has done on his game. His GPR analysis has been a large part of his appointment, along with the time he has put into his fitness. Unfortunately due to his selection on the NPS Referee Exchange programme and family commitments, Ben will need to wait until 2016 to make his 1st grade debut in the local competition, however we have it on good authority that his first grade debut may still happen this year, just in another country (watch this space).
On behalf of the Executive and members I congratulate Ben on his achievements in making the A Panel and look forward to having a drink with him next year after this local 1st grade debut. All the best in NZ and remember "DFIU".