Issue 10

Preparation for the season ahead is well under way with the Referee pre-season camp taking place this month.  Also, we celebrate the efforts and achievements of our referees going overseas for the various international events.  Please read on for more information.

Referee Camp 2017

On Saturday 26th August, almost 30 referees turned out for the annual pre-season training camp held at Grassroots Sports Club at YCK stadium.  The camp featured a number of clinics and positive discussions about the society’s plans for the year ahead.

  • Attributes of a performance referee

Abdul Hannan (pictured left) got the camp underway with his fresh learning from the recent Summer Training Camp in Japan about World Rugby’s expectations of a high performance referee.  It was a hugely worthwhile exercise and very interesting to note that World Rugby set being a team player as a top priority for the profile.

  • Global law trials

Certainly a hot topic with the new law amendments being applied in Singapore.  The referees were able to get a clearer understanding of the new laws and what this means for the game in Singapore.  The main outcome from this session was to think carefully about MATERIALITY when applying the laws.

  • Our core values

One of the most important aspects of any referee is to self evaluate and look at areas where they may need to improve.  SSRUR’s Core Values (available in the resources section) form the benchmark of what our referees aim to aspire to.  In this session, the referees looked carefully at the areas that we are performing well in and those that need to be improved.  The areas identified as goals for this year were:

  • Following through with what we say/do
  • Taking ownership & responsibility for our performance
  • Attending meetings and submitting paperwork
  • Embracing relationships with clubs

The society members hope to continue improving and we look forward to achieving these goals this year.

In other news…

A massive congratulations to Eunice Tay on being appointed to the Women’s final of the SEA Games 2017 held in Malaysia earlier this month.  Eunice and the referee team were supported by Azhar Yusof as the Performance Reviewer.  Azhar certainly had a positive impact on the standard of officiating over the weekend.

Congratulations also to Abdul Hannan and Leow Wei Liang on their inclusion at the Summer Camp held in Japan.  Stay tuned to future issues of the newsletter for updates on their learning.

Eunice has also been selected along with Charlie Brown to officiate at this year’s Asia Sevens Series.  Charlie will be at the Mens first leg which kicks off next weekend in Hong Kong.  Both referees are expected to be at the subsequent legs in Korea and Sri Lanka in September and October.

Coming soon…