Rugby League Northland Farewells Neville Rudolph

Neville Rudolph and Jody Thorpe

Neville Rudolph and Jody Thorpe

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 – alex.smits@nzrl.co.nz or 021 273 6975