Brian Chatland Award
The 2014 AGM saw the inaugural presentation of the Brain Chatland Award. Created to honour the memory of Brain and his commitment to rugby referee development, the annual award is presented to the person(s) making a significant contribution to referee development in the TTDRS.
The 2014 awards winners are:
James Bateman - for his leadership, organization, and technical expertise in setting up and managing the referee video system that is now in use. James, your leadership in this area has been invaluable.
James Andoloro - for his commitment to referee coaching. In this, his first year as a CMO, he filed more coaching reports and worked with more referees than any other in the TDDRS. Many thanks for your enthusiastic entry to the much-needed CMO role, James.
Congratulations also to Daniel Gana for earning the Rugby Ontario Match Official of the Year recognition award.
How to become a Referee
There is a four step process to becoming a referee:
1. Obtain IRB Level 1 Accreditation.
The list of 2015 clinics wil be listed here on the RO website.
Contact RORC (Rugby Ontario Referee Coordinator - name to be announced soon?!) to register for 2015 clinics.
2. Register with Rugby Canada / Rugby Ontario
This must be done online - click here for the instructions & link. Be sure to select Rugby Ontario Referees as your registration category. Here are the step-by step online instructions.
3. Set up your availability calendar
Register on www.whostheref.com to receive match appointments.
4. Buy official kit.
Laws of the Game:
IRB Laws of the the Game
2013 Law Amendments
OUA/OCAA Scrum Changes
Other Referees' Societies:
Eastern Ontario EORRS
Rugby Ontario RORC
Rugby Ontario RO
Rugby Canada RC