Grand Final Referees 2017
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Senior & Junior CAB explain appointments process 2017....
With the introduction of the U18s Competition in 2017, and the ongoing requirement to maintain and strengthen the integrity of the referee appointment process of the Association, the Junior and Senior CABs have held a number of joint meetings to determine how best to achieve the optimum outcomes.
Based on the evidence of previous seasons and the likely standard of the U18s Competition, we have determined that the U18 matches would sit, in “grade order” terms, in the middle of the U20s, 3rd Grade and Champ A Competitions. In light of this, you will all appreciate the need to ensure that the referee appointments reflect this broad assessment. We are very cognisant that this assessment will change round by round to reflect the match schedule and we have put in place plans to incorporate these various scenarios.
Furthermore, it is important to note that it is common practice for both the Junior and Senior CABs to “rank” the fixtures under their respective remits on a weekly basis, so that the most appropriate referees are appointed to each of the scheduled matches. This feature is then balanced by ensuring we have catered for development requirements and also the need to provide a degree of variety for the individual referees.
So what does this mean in practical terms?
The Junior and Senior CABs will liaise closely on a weekly basis and establish a ranking for scheduled matches in the U20, U18, 3rd Grade, Championship A and PSA 1st XV Competitions and appoint according to the criteria outlined above. Thus, any of the referees who operate at these levels (approx. 20 in number) may be appointed to referee any of these scheduled matches.
We also recognise that in some rounds, matches in the Reserve Grade, U16, PSA 2nd XV, Women, Champ B and 4th Grade Competitions may be also deemed to come under the umbrella as outlined above. For example, in the event that the two unbeaten teams in 4th Grade are scheduled to play, then it may be deemed appropriate that the appointed referee might be one that regularly officiates at 3rd Grade/Champ A; conversely, however, it may be deemed that a regular 4th Grade/Champ B referee is appointed from a developmental perspective.
We are very confident that the above strategies will enhance the integrity of the referee appointment process, whilst, at the same time, provide greater development opportunities and variety of fixture for our referees.
Furthermore, we are very hopeful that the referees embrace this more streamlined process for 2017 and are able to see the benefits and opportunities that may arise from this more flexible approach to referee appointments.
Should you have any questions and/or need to seek further clarification, please contact us directly
Hadley and Anthony .
WARURA Administration Manager -
Julie Skiba e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mb: 0427 936 395
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