Toronto Rugby has lost a great friend and passionate supporter with the passing of Brian Chatland.
Former provincial and national panel referee, longtime and highly skilled referee coach and assessor, Brian's impressive work ethic included the implementation of a referee video system and made him the cornerstone of the TDRRS development program for the past decade. A Life Member of the TDDRS, in 2008 Brian was inducted into the Rugby Ontario Hall of Fame.
He is missed.
Toronto Star Obituary
Stay Current in Law:
2013 Law books are now available to fully-registered TDRRS members - while supplies last. Register soon!
You can also use the IRB Laws of the the Game website to stay current on guidelines and interpretations, and/or: Download the Laws App for your iPhone or iPod device.
Ensure you review the new Law Amendments that will be used in Ontario in 2013.
How to become a Referee
There is a four step process to becoming a referee in the TDRRS:
1. Obtain IRB Level 1 Accreditation.
Contact RORC (Rugby Ontario Referee Coordinator) Tyler Coad to put your name on the planning list for 2014 clinics.
2. Register with Rugby Canada
(includes Rugby Ontario and TDRRS membership).
For 2014 this will be done online - link to follow!
Contact our Secretary John Woolley if you need assistance.
3. Set up your availability calendar
Register on www.whostheref.com to receive match appointments.
4. Buy official kit - on hold until 2014 - new kit will be issued across Ontario!
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