I take this opportunity to thank those persons who have given their time & effort to referee games on Boord Park and/or Westbrook Park. It can be a thankless job when one is out in the middle doing their best to ensure the game is free-flowing and the players are enjoying themselves without the addition of sideline referees voicing their opinions. Give the person out in the middle a chance. They don't always get it right but they deserve the benefit of the doubt as their view will be much different from those observing from the sideline.

Should one feel inclined to make a comment see the coach or manager & have your view written in the team sheet comments section. Give your name as well and I for one would certainly be available to discuss your referee issues. We are all about improving the way we do things so your comments do count. As an aside you will notice the Small-Blacks Development Model sheet on the noticeboard by the BBQ stalls at the bottom & top fields. To save any arguments take a look at the Small-Blacks Development Model sheet because it has the rules for each grade. Obviously there are some aspects that aren't covered such as fending in the under 8's grade. The Junior committee will make a decision on matters such as this when called upon to do so.

The Under 11's - U13's games are displayed on the BOPRU website under referee appointments. Referees click on the game(s) they wish to referee. These appointments are transferred to our CBOP junior rugby website draws as they are promulgated in the BOPRU website. Our CBOP junior committee members responsible for referees are Jodi Hepburn and Rob Beckett. Jodi has been proactive in attempting to secure referees for the Westbrook Park U11's - U13's & at the moment it is 'work in progress'. 'Watch this space' as developments take place. Jodi & Rob are treating the referee appointments with much urgency. Your thoughts are most welcome.


Rob Beckett
Draws Convener,
Dispensation Sub-Committee