What does it take to become a Senior A Panel referee in ACTRRA?
What are the different ARU accreditations required to referee across the various Senior Panels?
Are all senior ACT Rugby Referees expected to conduct self reviews?
How many "thumbnails" in a season?
The answers to these questions can be found at ACTRRA's Referee Information - Accreditation & Expectations for ACT Rugby Referees on the website.
Enjoyed the Christmas break . . . . . .
celebrated the new year in style . . . . . . .
been grazing in the good paddock . . . . . . . . . .
ACTRRA training starts Tuesday 31 January 2017 at Flinders Oval (opposite Canberra Grammar. Go to Referee Information for further information to help get you ready for the season ahead.
Everyone wants to look their best when they meet someone for the first time - I think Nigel Owens would agree!
Get fit to referee, don't referee to get fit!
Congratulations to Alexander Stone for being selected as one of the 27 ARU SSS Referees for 2017. This year saw an increase in nominations from the respective Referee Associations nationally with a very high standard across the board.
Other successfully nominations were:
NSW Scott Adam-Smith Shore School / SNRR
QLD James Bailey Toowoomba Grammar School / DDRRA
NSW Thomas Chadwick Sydney Grammar School
WA Darcy Donovan John XXIII College / WARURA
SA James du Preez Adelaide High School / SARURA
NSW Lachlan Fisher Xavier Catholic College / FNCRRA
NSW Ben Fisk Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School / CNRRA
QLD John Hanna Sunshine Coast Grammar School / SCDRRA
NSW Steven Harriman TAFE Wollongong / IDRURA
NSW Dougal Hicks The King's School / SWRRA
NSW Andrew Hingston St Columba Anglican School / MNCRRA
QLD Adam Jurisevic Sunshine Beach State High School / SCDRRA
NSW Hugh Logan St Stanislaus College
NSW Jared Lynch Hunter Christian School / NRURA
NSW Ronan Marks Kincumber High School / CCRURA
QLD Charlie Marshall Gregory Terrace / QRRA
NSW James Priest St Ignatius College / SNRR
WA Jake Pumfrey Melville Senior High School / WARURA
NSW James Redwin St Joseph's College / SNRR
VIC Alick Rose Melbourne Grammar School / VRRA
VIC Yvonne Savea Academy of Mary Immaculate / VRRA
QLD Tilly Stitt Stuartholme School / QRRA
ACT Alexander Stone Lake Tuggeranong College / ACTRRA
NSW Blake Thorn Waverley College / SSRRA
WA Michael Ward Ocean Reef Senior High School / WARURA
QLD Dylan Woods West Moreton College / QRRA
NSW Hunter Wright Cranbrook School / SSRRA
At 6.00pm on Tuesday 24 January 2017 ACTRRA will be commencing the 2017 preseason training with the annual Will Boyle Run.
The start will be at the National Flags (behind Questacon) involving one lap of the Bridge-2-Bridge around Lake Burley Griffin. All members and supporters of ACTRRA are encouraged to attend and participate, with the focus on "participation" so feel free to run, walk, waddle or skip!
ACTRRA's preseason run is in honour of William Boyle (26 Oct 1989 – 20 Oct 2011), an outstanding young referee who tragically lost his life in 2011. Will was an extremely promising referee who, as a 21 year old, refereed the Premier Division, including the Reserve Grade Grand Final in September 2011.
Will started refereeing whilst he was a student at the Canberra Grammar School, and showed early potential in being awarded a School Student Scholarship in both 2006, 2007 together with regularly being appointed to referee 1st XV matches whilst in Year 12.
2007 also saw Will win the “Bruce Portway Whistle” for achieving the highest marks in the Level II Referee course and field test. In 2009 he was selected to represent the ACTRRA on exchange to Waikato, and subsequently completed a successful year by winning the “B.A.R Trophy” for the ACT’s most improved Referee.
Missed by all!
On 3 January 2017, the new World Rugby law changes in relation to a zero-tolerance approach to reckless and accidental head contact commenced.
Two new categories of dangerous tackles within Law 10 will carry penalty offences to deter and eradicate high tackles, namely:
Be sure to follow ACTRRA on our Facebook pages for update and information:
Congratulations to James Hagan and Reuben Keane who have been selected as match officials for the "Hottest 7's in the World", being run in Darwin between the 21-22 January 2017.
We wish them all the best and know they will do us proud.