How to become a Referee
There is a seven step process to becoming a referee:
See the details listed here on the RO website - which includes this link to the list of courses available.
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.
Ontario Executive & RORC Meetings Feb 21-22
Rugby officials from RORC and the Ontario sub-unions met this weekend to plan for the upcoming season. Discussion topics included planning for the Education, Development, and Grading sub-committees
On Sunday afternoon over 45 CMOs and referee executives from across the province met to discuss ways to enhance the role, recreuitment and retention of CMOs.
All match officials were invited to a very interesting presentation by Philip Sullivan - Professor of Sport Psychology at Brock University on stress management and related match issues.
Laws of the Game:
WR Laws of the the Game
Other Referees' Societies:
Eastern Ontario EORRS
Rugby Ontario RORC
Rugby Ontario RO
Rugby Canada RC