Congratulations to ARU School Student Scholarship Referees Leo Kaczmarek (St Mary Mackillip College), Mitchell Colbert (Marist College) and Tom Brown (Canberra Grammar) on being selected for this prestigious scholarship. Leo, Mitch & Tom were presented their jumper by ARU Referee James Leckie at the recent Aquis Brumbies v NSW Waratahs game at GIO Stadium. Well done to you all.
I am pleased to announce that Matt Hogan will make his First Grade debut next weekend (16th of May) on the Viking v East game at Viking Park. Matt's debut is well deserved after showing great consistency in his refereeing this year.
I ask all members to meet with and congratulate Matt after the game next week for a few drinks at Viking's.
Rob Boyes on behalf of the ACTRRA Executive.
ACTRRA has been advised by Brumbies that Mark Snow has been made redundant from his position of Referee Development Officer (RDO) for Brumbies Rugby effective the 27th of April 2015.
Mark has been the RDO for over a decade, and during this time, has helped guide many of our members from nervous and humble beginnings on the rugby paddock, to some highly placed, and distinguished positions. Mark has also assisted in developing our ARU School Student Scholarship, recruit our young members and assist and guide members of all ages and skills.
In addition to his RDO responsibilities Mark has also been and continues to be a valued member of ACTRRA.
The Executive, on behalf of all ACTRRA members, would like to take this opportunity to thank Mark for his contributions to ACTRRA and its members of the past decade, and wish him every success in his endeavours and pursuits outside of the Brumbies, and into the future.
Insofar as activities previously undertaken by the RDO, the ACTRRA Executive will be working with Brumbies management to address the more immediate requirements of the vacant position, together with working in unison towards sourcing a suitable replacement for this position.
In the meantime, any queries should be addressed to the ACTRRA Executive at firstname.lastname@example.org for resolution or Amy Allpress at Brumbies Rugby email@example.com.