Seeking referees for the following tournaments - Saturday, 25th August.
Summer Rugby Training Course Tournament
Time: 1300 to 1800
Venue: Po Kong Village Road Park, East Kowloon
Youth (U14's, 16's and 18's) games: 12 mins straight on 3 pitches
Travel Allowance: $250 the tournament
E-mail me if you would like a run
WHAT: HK SCOTTISH DAY - 45 games of 7's and 10's
WHEN: Saturday, 25th August 2012
WHERE: King's Park
WHO: All Panels
Travel allowance of $200 offered
CLOSING DATE: Thursday, 23rd August
Why not put in some early season refereeing?
Warren Needham returned last week from his interchange with the Japan RFU, having refereed a number of pro-league teams, including Honda and Mitsubishi.
The pace and intensity of the games was amazing and a good start to the coming season, according to our President.
Gabriel Lee was rewarded for her good refereeing at the recent Oceania WRWC Qualifiers in Nandi, Fiji with the final between Australia and New Zealand.
This was a replay of the WRWC final back in 2009, refereed again by Gabriel. NZ turned the result around this time, winning well by 30-19.
Excellent results from two of our top referees!
Prem club chairmen have ratified a new ruling on substitutes this coming season with teams able to roll-on / roll-off from a list of 12 subs on their bench.
This will require the use of a 4th official and that will be explained at the Workshop. This is for the Prem grade only, in our Saturday HKRFU leagues.
If you are interested in increasing your rugby knowledge, the HKRFU is running an iRB L1 rugby coaching course this Saturday (18th August at KP). A bit late in the day,but places are still available if you would like to attend. Please contact Jane Tu at the HKRFU for additional information on firstname.lastname@example.org
From the 'Banged-Up Aboard' File: Former President, John Findlay and Wife, were slightly injured in a rickshaw accident in Mumbai, India last Sunday night. Stiches and bruises was the result of the altercation, however both are doing well and are expected back in HK, end of this week.
A BIG "thank you" to all the guys and gals who supported the recent U19 ARFU RWC Qualifiers at KP. Thanks came in from Ross Mitchell (Sec Gen ARFU), Ian McMahon (GM of the HKRFU) and the organizer of the gig, Robbie McRobbie (HKRFU). Job well done and a thank you from me as well!
The iRB have asked all Unions worldwide for a drive on their membership completing the BIG 3 certificates offered on-line. The Big 3 include the following:-
RugbyReady - http://www.irbrugbyready.com
Law Quiz - http://www.irblaws.com/EN/
Player's Welfare - http://www.irbplayerwelfare.com/index.php
Tap onto 'Player Welfare Education' and complete the module to do with 'concussion'.
If you have completed any of the B3 in the past 12 months, there is no need to again complete them. But if your certificate is out of date (12 months) or you have never completed the certificate requirements, can I please ask you to go to the following sites and have a go! It would be great if all members attending the Workshop have completed the Big3 beforehand.
No need to send me your certificate in, by the way!
The next iRB L1 referee's course details follow:-
WHAT:iRB L1 Match Official Course for participants wishing to become rugby referees of adult rugby, including U19 variations to the adult laws.
WHEN: Sunday, 9th ?September 2012 (0830 to 1800)
WHERE:HKRFU Office, Olympic House, So Kon Po
COST: No cost to members HKSRFUR? (HK$750 to non-members, includes lunch and all course materials)
DRESS: Sports Casual + trainers + cap
CONTACT: Rego Form attached - if you know of anyone wishing to take this course, please ask them to contact me.
WHAT: Society's annual, one day workshop and muster
WHERE: Police Training College, Aberdeen
WHEN: Saturday, 1st SEPTEMBER 2012
0800 Onwards - Registration
1800 Referee Manager's Shout!
WHO: All active members are expected to attend. Programme of events to follow soon.
Pre-season training will commence on Wednesday, 15th August at KP commencing at 7:30pm, followed by supper.
SEASON 2012/13 SUBSCRIPTION NOW DUE!!
From the Treasurer! You can now renew your subscription by completing the attached form and with it, sending a cheque for HK$400 to the following:-
c/- Flat 5, 2/F,
9 Mansfield Road
Cheques should be made out to "HKSRFUR"
You can also pay at the Workshop - 1st September!
PLAYMORE OUR SPONSORS
Please wear your PLAYMORE kit to the field, on the field and off the field!! Playmore is our sponsor and we need to make sure of our support for them! If you need any kit, please let Patrick know what sizes you need. Pick-up points are at Wednesday night training, General Meetings or at the SKP office of the Referee's Dept.
Saturday, 1st September - HKSRFUR ANNUAL CAMP @ Police Training College