Date: 16/08/2018 21:03
Thank you very much for your letter and kind words.
I have very much enjoyed my time refereeing but feel the time is right
to call it a day.
I have a distant memory of playing golf with you at Ashkirk at the
BRRS golf day and I shared with you the grading I had just received
after 10 years refereeing and that I was frustrated that I didnít seem
to be progressing through the leagues over the last couple of seasons,
without understanding what the grade meant and you explained that it
meant I was going to be refereeing old Division 1 rugby the following
season! Oh how times have changed!
I had a lot of fun playing the game but staying involved after my neck
injury has extended my involvement way beyond what it would of had I
continued only as a player, so to answer your question yes I have had
fantastic experiences and opportunities over the years.
As I said in my email to Tappe, that I copied to you, I am extremely
grateful to all those in the Borders Society for the support and sound
advice that I have received over the years. Particular thanks go to
those wise sages Jack Dunn, Bill Bryson, Peter Robertson, Eric
Grierson, Jock Imrie, Ian Houston and Bill Calder. I would be grateful
if this could be recorded at the next Society meeting or perhaps on the
I am also grateful to yourself, Chuck M and Kenny Mc for the help and
advice, even when we were rivals for the next appointment, never did I
experience anything but support. I have put this example into practice
for those that have followed me and I hope that they have the same
feeling. . . . . . standards!
I will keep in touch and hopefully able to make it to some games and 7í
s up in the borders, grand children duties permitting in the future.
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