Our Pre-season seminar for all Senior and Junior Referees is this Sunday 14th March at The RUC, 54 McCaughey Street, Turner from 9:00 until 12:00. The main activity is to go through the 2021 Game Management Guidelines (GMG) (located at http://www.actrra.org.au/referee-information.html
ACTRRA has invited the President and Head Coach from each senior club in our Premier, 1st and 2nd grade competitions to attend as this will help promote better cohesion, understanding and communication between referees and our partners in the game we all love. As numbers may be limited, you should send your RSVP promptly once invitations are extended.
At the end of the GMG presentation, we will hold a short ACTRAA members meeting to present some Outstanding Awards from our 2020 season before members are free to enjoy their Sunday afternoon from 12:00.
Congratulations to James Morris, who was awarded the B.A.R. Trophy as last night ACTRRA presentation Night.
James was a deserved winner of this prestigious award.
Other winners on the night were:
Rob Boyes - Jim Healy Trophy - Clubman of the Year
Tom Williamson - Will Boyle Award- Outstanding ARU Scholarship Referee
Adam Onus - Referee's Whistle - Most Improved junior Referee
Stuart Phair - JS waters Whistle - Most deserving U18 Referee
Matt Hogan - Bruce Portway Whistle - Highest marks level 2 Law Exam
Ben Gillespie - Members Badge Whistle - Highest Score Level 1 Law Exam
Lucky Door Prize - Matt Hogan
Silent Auction - The Nelson Family
The Executive of the ACTRRA, did with much regret officially accept the resignation of Andrew Crozier from the position of assistant Secretary at it's Executive Meeting on Tuesday the 19th of August.
Drew was a valuable member of the executive and his absences will be missed.
The Executive will leave the position vacant until the AGM in November, due to the end of the season being upon us.
Congratulations to the following Referees on their well deserved Senior Grand Final Appointments:
Referee: Brett Bowden
AR1: Dennis Beissner
AR2: Rob Whyte
Referee: Scott Izod
AR1: James Morris
AR2: Steve Peak
Referee: Sarah Corrigan
AR1: Mark Snow
AR2: Rob Boyes
Referee: James Morris
AR1: Ben Reedy
AR2: Geoff Palmer
Referee: Rob Whyte
AR1: Rob Boyes
AR2: Bryce Gorrell
Womens 1st Grade
Referee: Gerhard Pretorius
AR1: Ben Reedy
AR2: Geoff Palmer
Please make note of the following events:
Saturday 2nd Aug - Grand Final Teams Announced approx. 6:00pm venue Vikings (check facebook page for more details)
Saturday 2nd Aug - Kangaroo Court - Vikings approx. 6:30pm
Saturday 9th Aug - John I Dent Cup Grand Final day. Helpers required to clean up after the Grand Final. The more helpers we get the quicker and easier it is.
Tuesday 12th Aug - Training continues as normal until advised.
Sunday 17th Aug - Junior Finals Seminar, Brumbies HQ Bruce
Sunday 17th Aug - AR Level 1 Course, Brumbies HQ Bruce
Sunday 17th Aug - AR Level 2 Course, Brumbies HQ Bruce
Saturday 23rd Aug - Junior Semi Finals various locations
Saturday & Sunday 30th and 31st Aug - Junior Grand Finals - Venue TBA
Friday 5th September - Annual Presentation Dinner - RUC Turner
Tuesday 11th November - AGM - RUC Barton
The Senior Grand Final Refereeing Teams of 5 will be announced after the Preliminary Finals on Saturday the 2nd of August 2014.
The announcement will be made at the Vikings Club (location within the club to be confirmed) after the 1st Grade Preliminary Grade Final.
The Association will put a small tab on the bar while Brett fine tunes the teams. Come along and congratulate the teams.
Senior Gradings have been done. Congratulations to those who have move up a Panel, it shows your commitment and skills as a Referee have developed. Well Done to all.
New Gradings are found HERE.
All events are posted on the Associations Calendar please check it out. HERE
22nd July - Development Night and Senior Finals Seminar
24th July - Training and Club Google (Swim Session)
The past week has again highlighted the imbalance confronting the ACTRRA's referees in relation to comments made within the media.
For the second time this year, a losing First Grade coach has taken advantage of media outlets and "played the man, rather than the ball", by attacking the skills and integrity of an ACTRRA referee. Two of our 'A Panel' members have been forced to endure scurrilous and unsubstantiated comments given willingly by coaches, to media outlets.
It is the position of the ACTRRA Executive that our members will not respond to such intemperate displays. The ACTRRA Executive does, however, make it clear that the association supports without reservation, the performances of both referees involved in these incidents.
Additionally, it wishes to highlight that in no way will match appointments, or changes to match appointments, be driven by such media outbursts.
Furthermore, the ACTRRA Executive is working behind the scenes to ensure repeats of such incidents are avoided in the future.
From: The ACTRRA Executive.
The Executive of the ACTRRA is calling a General Meeting of the Association for Tuesday the 8th of July at 7:30 PM.
Agenda for the meeting is HERE.