Rugby League Northland Referees Association Chairman, Neville Rudolph, has departed Northland for the bright city lights of Brisbane, Australia. I first met Neville on my second day as General Manager of RLN, with Neville telling me that we only had three active Referees and that I would have to become one too! Which I did, and to this day, do not regret.Refereeing is a hard job and managing them is even harder – so I thank Neville for his hard work and commitment. In a testament to his work, the RLN Referees Association had 11 active referees in 2013. Neville has also played a key part in the development of Tane Kaiwai, who has progressed to become a part of the Auckland Referees Academy.
The Referees Committee is in the process of restructuring and held a hui on Wednesday 11th December. If you feel you’ve got something to say, either on or off the field – you can help make a difference! Join the newly formed Referee Committee OR better yet, sign up and become a Referee (all Grades Juniors to Seniors) for the 2014 season – FULL TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED.
Contact: Alex Smits – email@example.com or 021 273 6975