22nd February 2011
The first 2 weeks of the Six Nations Championship has seen Border Referee David Changleng officiating in Rome at the Italy Ireland clash, on the opening week end while second week he was in Dublin as Assistant Referee at the Ireland France fixture.
Meanwhile, Hawick’s Senior Academy Referee Cammy Rudkin will be in Madrid on Saturday 26 February refereeing the Spain v Ukraine European Nations Cup match.
During the week of 20 to 27 February the Society will be hosting Brad Kleiner and Mark Kenny from New York, which has become a regular feature during the season with 2 Borderers going to the Big Apple for a similar time in the Autumn.
Regional Referee’s Development Manager Iain Heard is also looking to widen the number of Assistant Referees (Touch Judges) available as the Sevens season approaches and to this end he is holding a Course on 16 March for anyone interested. Iain can be contacted on 07764178926 for further information.
Added to the Border Kings of the Sevens tournaments, several members will be part of the officiating pool at the HSBC World series 7’s at Murrayfield on the last weekend of May ,while the world famous Amsterdam 7’s will also feature Border referees following on from last years successful appearance by Iain Heard and Norman Jackson.
8th October 2010
Colin Reavley and George Cessford in New York
With the Heineken Cup and Autumn International season upon us, the members of the Borders Rugby Referees’ Society are once again clocking up the air miles to officiate across the globe.
None more so than the Society’s Full Time Referee Andrew McMenemy, who having recently handled his first Magners League game, Treviso v Cardiff, is in Delhi for the Commonwealth Games Rugby Seven’s.
Fellow Galaman, David Changleng will be visiting Agen and Leeds on European duties, before being Assistant Referee at the England v New Zealand and Wales v New Zealand Autumn tests.
Further Assistant Referee duties will see Hawick’s Alan “Trees” Forrest in Ulster and Montpellier; with our Referees Development Manager Iain Heard who will be at Exeter and London over the European weekends.
Iain, who has just returned from Tbillsi in Georgia where he has been working with their referees on an IRB programme, will be joined on his London trip to the Harlequins with Berwick’s Bob Nevins.
However, it not just our Top Level Referees and Assistant Referees who go to other far flung venues, as August saw George Cessford and Colin Reavley visiting New York for seven days on our now annual exchange, while Dorset will see 2 of our members in action in late October.
If you would like more information on refereeing contact Iain Heard on 07764 178 926.
This years Annual Dinner will be on Saturday 4 December at Selkirk Rugby club 7 for 7.30 Tickets £20
Speakers Iain Landles and George Miller from Jedburgh plus a yet to be decided member of the Society.More information will be added nearer the time
22nd July 2010
Congratulations to Andrew Mcmenemey on his new appointment as the newest professional referee in Scotland.
Click on the link to read the press release that came out of Murrayfield yesterday
TOP TABLE GUESTS: The official platform party at Saturday night's Border Rugby Referees' Society dinner at Philiphaugh. Back row, from left - Donald Macleod, Alan Forrest, Jimmy Lauder (BRRS appointments secretary). Front - Bobby Frazer, John Montgomery (chairman) and Terence Froud. (Photo: John Smail)
THE 47th annual dinner of the Border Rugby Referees' Society took place in Selkirk Rugby Club's Philiphaugh Suite on Saturday night, when a total of 96 referees and their guests enjoyed a highly successful evening.
The official welcome was given by the dinner's chairman, BRRS president John Montgomery of Peebles, who told the company how delighted he was to see such a good turn-out of members and friends. The 'Toast to the Society' was proposed by former Hawick player and president Terence Froud, with the reply coming from another Teri, touch-judge Alan Forrest.
Former referee George Murray then gave a witty and heartfelt tribute to the late Jimmy Lipscombe, who had been one of Border refereeing's most colourful and popular characters. The toast to the game of rugby was proposed by Bobby Frazer of Edinburgh University RFC, with chairman John Montgomery giving the vote of thanks.
A raffle was held at the dinner in aid of the children's ward at Borders General Hospital, and this raised the impressive sum of £357. Musical entertainment was provided throughout the night by Malcolm McEwan, Henry Douglas, Viv Sharpe, Drew Gibb and Sandy Heard.
31st October 2009