2017 Grand Final Jersey Presentations

NRl Chris James presents grand Final Jerseys to Refereesmore

Round 8 NSWRL match Official, Ron Massey and Intrust premier

Round 8 NSWRL Match Officials Round 8 Junior Reps
Congratulations to Cronulla Sutherland Referees who are appointed this weekend:
Andrew Gilchrist Centre
Illawarra V Canberra Harold Matthews at WIN Stadium 11.30 am
Andrew McRae Centre
Illawarra V Canberra S.G.Ball at WIN Stadium at 10.00 am
Ethan Linnane Centre
WSAS V Cronulla Harold Matthews at St Marys Stadium at 10.30 am
Mitch Currie Centre

Junior League Laws Explained on Video see link below

Round 6 NSWRL and NRL Appointments

Round 7 NSWRL Match Officials Round 7 Junior Reps
Congratulations to Cronulla Sutherland Referees who are appointed this weekend:
Andrew Gilchrist Centre
Illawarra V Central Coast Harold Matthews at Win Stadium 12.30
Touch Judge Wentworthville V Asquith Sunday 1.00 pm
Andrew McRae Centre
Illawarra V Central Coast S.G.Ball at Win Stadium at 1.45 pm
Ethan Linnane Centre
Souths V WSAS Harold Matthewsmore

Sharks Home Game Schedule


Round 6 NSW RL and NRL appointments

Round 6 NSWRL Match Officials Round 6 Junior Reps
Congratulations to Cronulla Sutherland Referees who are appointed this weekend:
Andrew Gilchrist Centre
Souths V Newcastle Harold Matthews at Redfern Oval 12.00 noon
Andrew McRae Centre
Cronulla V Manly S.G.Ball at Southern Cross Group stadium at 1.45 pm
Ethan Linnane Centre
Wests V WSAS Harold Matthews at Campbelltown Sports Stadium at 3.00 pm

Round 5 NSWRL Match Officials Round 5 Junior Reps

Round 5 NSWRL Match Officials Round 5 Junior Reps
Congratulations to Cronulla Sutherland Referees who are appointed this weekend:
Andrew Gilchrist Centre
Eels V Tigers Harold Matthews at New Era Stadium 10.00 am
Andrew McRae Centre
Sydney Roosters V Wests S.G.Ball at Campbelltown Stadium at 1.00 pm
Ethan Linnane Centre
CC Roosters V Bulldogs Harold Matthews at Morrie Breen Oval at 12.00 noon

Round 4 NSWRL Match Officials Jun Reps

Round 4 NSWRL Match Officials Round 4 Junior Reps
Congratulations to Cronulla Sutherland Referees who are appointed this weekend:
Andrew Gilchrist Centre
Norths V Illawarra Harold Matthews at T.G.Millner 10.00 am
Mitchell Currie Centre
Wests V Sharks Harold Matthews at Campbelltown Sports Stadium at 12.00 noon
Andrew McRae Centre
Parramatta V Canberra S.G.Ball at New Era Stadium at 5.45 pm
Ethan Lmore

Round 3 NSWRL Match Officials Round 3 Junior Reps

Round 3 NSWRL Match Officials Round 3 Junior Reps
Congratulations to Cronulla Sutherland Referees who are appointed this weekend:
Andrew Gilchrist Centre
Parramatta V Illawarra Harold Matthews at New Era Stadium 10.00 am
Mitchell Currie Centre
Balmain V Newcastle Harold Matthews at Leichhardt Oval at 12.00 noon
Andrew McRae Centre
Canberra V Newcastle S.G.Ball at New Era Stadium at 12.30 pm

Round 2 NSWRL Match Officials Round 2 Junior Reps

Round 2 NSWRL Match Officials Round 2 Junior Reps
Congratulations to Cronulla Sutherland Referees who are appointed this weekend:
Andrew Gilchrist Centre
Roosters V Cronulla Harold Matthews at Henson Park 10.30 am
Ethan Linnane Centre
Souths V Manly Harold Matthews at Erskinville Oval 9.30 am
Mitchell Currie Centre
Canberra V Newcastle Harold Matthews at Seiffert Oval 4.30 pm
Andrew McRae Centre

Round 1 NSWRL Match Officials Round 1 Junior Reps

Round 1 NSWRL Match Officials Round 1 Junior Reps
Congratulations to Cronulla Sutherland Referees who are appointed this weekend:
Andrew Gilchrist Centre
Wests V Penrith Harold Matthews at Hillier Oval 10.00 am
Ethan Linnane Centre
Roosters V WSAS Harold Matthews at Henson Park 9.30 am
Mitchell Currie Centre
Canterbury V Parramatta S.G.Ball at Belmore Sports Ground 1.30 pm
Andrew McRae Centre

Cronulla Sutherland Referees AGM 15th February 2017

Cronulla Sutherland Referees AGM 15th February 2017

When :15th February 2017
Where Tradies Gymes
Time 8.00 PMmore

Cronulla Referees and NRL Women's Nines

NRL Women's Nines played between Cronulla V St George
Cronulla Referees Thomas Courtney, Mitch Peninton and Mark Gannon created history by Refereeing the first Nines matchmore

Todd Greenberg Visits The Shire as part of Return to the Juniors

Todd Greenberg with referee Mitchell Barnes and Bryan Gilchristmore

Canberra Referees visit Cronulla Sutherland

Canberra Referees Housh Fallah and Fatu Aiona - Fatu meet with from L to R Kurt Portsmouth, Scott Portsmouth, Bryan Gilchrist, Russell Stevens, Greg McCallum, Todd Hillier and John Sweeting at Sutherland Oval prior to their appointed matches at Cronulla High and Kareela.more

Jack Gibson and Lyn Smith Football Matches

Jack Gibson Shield and Lyn Smith Trophy
Cronulla Sutherland A grade V South Sydney A Grade and Women's contact rugby league between Redfern All Blacks V Cronulla Caringbah.
An enjoyable and appreciative football crowd attended to watch two games promoted by Cronulla Sutherland Junior Rugby League.more

Cameron Paddy Wins Most Improved Junior Representative Referee

2016 an important year for Cameron Paddy, Harold Matthews Grand Final, Graded NSWRLRA and Most Improved Junior Representative Referee.more

Under 16's State of Origin appointment to Faye Lehane (Breslin)

Congratulations to Faye Lehane on her appointment as Touch Judge to the under 16's State of Origin match 1st June 2016more

Combined Training session with St George and Canterbury Referees

Combined Training with St George and Canterbury Refereesmore

Cameron Paddy Graded NSWRLRA

Congratulations to Cameron Paddy on being Graded to NSWRL Referees Association.

Joins our latest graded members Faye Lehane (2013), Adam Cassidy (2009).

Start of a new adventure and all the hard work and listening to your coaches has resulted in this grading.

For all members this is one of the few organisations where you are INVITED to become a member. Great achievement Cameron.more

Cameron Paddy Grand Final Harold Matthews Centre appointment

Congratulations to Cameron Paddy on his appointment to the Harold Matthews Grand final at Penrithmore

Kurt Drysdale Charity Golf Day 1st April 2016

Mitchell Currie, Matt Tracey, Cameron Paddy and Andrew Gavin represented the Cronulla Referees at the Drysdale golf Day at Marrickville Golf Clubmore


The NRL will this week announce it is to roll out the use of ref-cams to help stamp out the on-field and touchline violence which marred junior league games last season.
Funding will given to the trial of GoPros in the Sydney Combined Competition which involves teams from Balmain, Souths, Western Suburbs, St George and Canterbury and starts in April.more

NRL Respect Campaign

Jared Maxwell and Mitchell Currie appear in NRL respect Campaignmore

Faye Lehane Returns to the field

Junior Reps Appointments for Cronulla Referees

Junior Reps starting this week and pleased to see all Cronulla Sutherland Referees appointed to games.
Congratulations to Referees appointed to Harold Matthews matches, Cameron Paddy (centre) Ethan Linnane (TJ).
Congratulations to Referees appointed to S.G.Ball Andrew McRae and Mitch Currie (centres) and Andrew Gilchrist (T.J.)more

Article in The Leader Doug Wintin

Order Of Australia Award to Life Member Doug Wintin

On behalf of all members we congratulate Doug on his award of the Order of Australia within the Australian Honours System.The awards system rewards people who have made a significant difference to their community, their country and this award recognizes that Doug be rewarded for his efforts to our

Mr Douglas Wintin Sylvania NSW
For service to rugby leaguemore

Appointment for Jennifer Hunt to Commissioner Fair Work Commission


The Minister for Employment Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash today announced the appointment of two new Deputy Presidents and two new Commissioners to the Fair Work Commission as well as the extension of the appointment of Acting Commissioner Danny Cloghan.

Ms Jennifer Hunt has been appointed Commissioner effective from 8 February 2016. Ms Hunt is Employee and Industrialmore

Christmas Greetings to all Referees and Families

Christmas Greetings to all Referees and Families from the Board of Management (Bryan, Russell , Mick, Jared, and Andrew.) of Cronulla Sutherland DRFL Referees' Association.

May you all have a enjoyable and peaceful holiday break and look forward to seeing everyone in 2016.more

2016 Emerging Talent Squad

Mitchell Peninton and Michael Bonnici have been selected to attend the NSWRLRA Emerging talent squad for 2016.

The program will start with a Day Long Introductory Program early in February 2016 on a Sunday with date TBC.

Congratulations to both Referees.more

Video Link Referees Registrations for 2016

Copy and Past this link and find out how to Register for 2016 season.more

NSWRL Acknowledge State Volunteers

he heart and soul of New South Wales Rugby League have been acknowledged for their invaluable contribution to rugby league at the annual NSWRL Junior League Volunteer of the Year Awards last night.

Held at the Waterview in Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park, the NSWRL Junior League Volunteer of the Year Awards recognise the invaluable contribution of the game’s true backbone, volunteers.more

Les Matthews Volunteer Of the Year Award

New South Wales Rugby League will celebrate and acknowledge the significant role of its volunteers on Wednesday, 18 November, at the annual NSWRL Junior League Volunteer of the Year Awards at Waterview in Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park.

Hosted by Channel Nine’s Tim Gilbert, the NSWRL Junior League Volunteer of the Year Awards recognise the invaluable contribmore

Eric Cox Medal Awarded to Doug Wintin

Doug Wintin was awarded the very prestigious Eric Cox Medal at last nights NSW Referees Association"s Presentation evening.more


2015 GIO

TUESDAY, 18th AUGUST, 2015

DATE: Tuesday 18th August, 2015

GAME: Aquinas College Menai v Terrigal High School

VENUE: Jubilee Oval, Kogarah

2015 GIO Schoolboy Trophy Final Kick-off:


Mitchell Currie
Stephen Bourke
Micheal Fordmore

Go Pro Trials for Cronulla Rugby League Referees

Cronulla-Sutherland Junior Rugby league will trial the Go Pro Cameras in senior matches this weekend.

Sharks junior league vice-president Michael Hingerty said the referees will wear the cameras strapped to their chests.more

Referees Trial for Go Pro Check out Channel 7 News report

Referees Trial for Go Pro Check out Channel 7 News report
NSWRL Doug Keen reports on trial to start in march next year for many districts in Sydney.more

Ref Cam for Junior Referees Trial to start in New year

Younger referees at junior league games will be equipped with small, shoulder-mounted video cameras to combat abuse from aggressive touchline parents, trainers and coaches in a trial to take place next season.more

Will Junior League Survive?

The world don't move, to the beat of just one drum; what might be right for you might not be right for some.

Prophetic words; even if they do stem from the opening credits of the 1980s sitcom Diff'rent Strokes. But notwithstanding the beat of the specific drum you might decide to dance to, some universal standards must be respected.more

Referee Milestones and Appointments

Cronulla Referees members extend their congratulations to the following

Referees who are being appointed this weekend 18/19th July.
Ethan Linnane 1st A grade/ 1st Grade appointment
Todd Hillier 1st B grade / 2nd Grade appointment
Michael Kendall 1st 19's appointment
Ben Barford 1st under 14 Div 2 appointment
Michael Bonnici Under 16 Div 1
Andrew Hutchinson Under 16 Div 2more

NRL / Cronulla Sutherland Referees Exchange program

Matt Tracey, Andrew Gilchrist and Thomas Freeland have been selected to attend a referees exchange program in Adelaide,the weekend selected coincides with a Rugby League Carnival, which comprises of a ex players All Stars game, an Indigenous game along with junior Rugby League matches.
They will be doing a skills training session and theory presentation on the Friday night before match gamemore

Questionnaire for Juniors cut and paste this URL and complete the form requestmore

State Under 11's Kurt Portsmouth at Tamworth

Signals and Whistle on

Changes to Draw Sat and Sun at Como Scylla Oval

All Referees appointed to Scylla Bay Como -
Saturday games are now to be played at Cronulla High School
Sunday games are now to be played at Sutherland Oval.
All affected refs please reply ASAP,thanksmore

Training With Matt Hewitt

Solid attendance For Training with Referees Development NSWRA Matt Hewitt.more

All Schools Knockout Forms

All Schools Knock Out forms for those Referees wishing to Referees at Penrith 26th 27th and 28th Julymore

Thomas Courtney NRL REF FOR A DAY Report

On Wednesday May 13th, I had the priviledge of spending the day alongside the current NRL referees squad, joined by Nathan from the St.George association, and David from North Sydney. To say the least it was a long, strenuous, yet insightful look into the lives of the referee elite.more

National Finals Harold Matthews Appointment

Congratulations to Cameron Paddy on his selection as Touch Judge for the National Finals Harold Matthews match between Cronulla V Townsville Stingers at Belmore Sports Ground commencing at 11.00am
Well deserved appointment for Cameron and congratulations to all coaches and trainers who supported these Junior Representatives Referees this yearmore

Congratulations to Cameron Paddy

Congratulations to Cameron Paddy on his appointment as Touch Judge Harold Matthews Grand Final between Parramatta V Cronulla at Leichhardt Oval commencing at 11.00 am.more

Junior Representative Appointments for Finals

Congratulations to Cameron Paddy Mitch Currie Andrew Gilchrist Andrew McRae on their appointments for the upcoming junior rep final seriesmore

Referees Team App Keep up to date!!!

Download Cronulla Sutherland Referees Team Appmore

Mid week games Referees Required. Extra Cash!!!

In March Doug Keen has the following games to cover
5th March
9th March
11th March
24th March
225th March
26th Marchmore

2015 Rules Books Available International Modified Reference Table

2015 Rules Books Available, International, Modified, Reference Table

Please download or go to Cronulla Team App to store on your phonemore

2015 AGM Wednesday 11th February

All members and interested persons are invited to our AGM on Wednesday 11th February 2015 at Sylvania Bowling Club commencing at 8.00pmmore

2015 Seminar

When: Sunday 1st March 2015

Where: Cronulla Caringbah Clubhouse - Greenhills Development, Captain Cook Drive, Greenhills Beachmore

Cronulla Sutherland Referees' 51st Annual Report

51st Annual Report for Cronulla Sutherland Referees Associationmore

Congratulations from Cronulla Sutherland Referees to Adam Cassidy

2014 State Championship Grand Final Match Officials
Referees: Adam Cassidy
Touch Judges: Liam Nichols and C Sharpe
On behalf of the Board and members of the Cronulla Sutherland DRFL Referees' Association congratulations to Adam Cassidy on his appointment to the first "SUPER BOWL" of State Cup Champions.
A well deserved appointment, proven performer all year at training and on the field withmore

State Championship Grand Final Adam Cassidy

The Board of the NSWRLRA would like to congratulate all the Officials that were appointed to Grand Finals this coming weekend.

2014 NRL Premiership Grand Final Match Officials
Referees: Shayne Hayne and Gerard Sutton.
Touch Judges: Steve Carrall and Jason Walsh

2014 State Championship Grand Final Match Officials
Referees: Adam Cassidy
Touch Judges: Liam Nichols and C Shamore

Cronulla Referees Big Win over Canberra

Cronulla Referees big win over Canberra over the weekend.more


Ron Massey Grand Final Appointment to Adam Cassidy

Congratulations to Adam Cassidy on appointment to the Ron Massey Cup Grand Final.
Adam had a great year and while the top spot of NSW Cup was not achieved Adam's overall performance and grade appointment showed Adam's potential with hopefully a positive outcomes later in the year.more

National Under 12 Championships Josh Bradstock NSW appointed Referee

National Under 12 Championships to be held in Wollongong in August.
Josh Bradstock was selected to be the NSW appointed Referee to officiate over the week at the National Championships.
Congratulations to Josh who follows our previous Cronulla Sutherland Referee Michael Kendall who represented when the carnival was held in FNQ Mackay.more

2014 Tommy Bishop Shield August 10th at Endeavour Fields and Remondis Stadium.

Congratulations to the following Referees who have been appointed to the 2014 Tommy Bishop shield to be held at the Endeavour Fields and Remondis Stadium on Sunday 10th August commencing at 8.30am and concluding with the finals at 1.45pm.

There are seventy two (72) games.
The Referees are K.Portsmouth, C. Weatherall, M.Selwood, S.Parkinson, B.Whetters, J.Williams and M.Powamore

Cronulla Sutherland Junior League Under 6 Gala Day

Congratulations to the following Referees who have been appointed to the Cronulla Sutherland Junior League Under 6 Gala day to be held at Blaxland Reserve on Sunday 10th August.
Sixty (60) matches are to be played an the following referees M.Dunstan, S.Parkinson, A. Brown and T.Caughlan are officiating on the day.more

2014 NRL Referee for a Day

Josh Bradstock gave a informative talk to members of the association about his recent attendance at the NRL Ref for a day held at Homebush.

Josh encouraged all referees to set goals to attend such an event to observe how elite NRL referees approach training, match reviews and Rules.more

Junior League Under 8 C Premiership Trophy

The Cronulla Sutherland DJRFL have the pleasure advising you that as a Life Member of this association the U8C Premiership Trophy is to be renamed in your honour, due to your dedication and hard work over the years.

The Grand Final will be played at Remondis Stadium on the 6th September, 2014 @ 9.00am, and we would like you to join us to present your trophy to the winners and also the runners umore

Junior League Under 16B's Premiership Trophy Bob Cummings

The Cronulla Sutherland District Junior Rugby Football League have the
pleasure advising you that as a Life Member of this association the
16B (16 div 2) Premiership Trophy is to be renamed in your honour,
due to your dedication and hard work over the years.

The Grand Final will be played @ Remondis Stadium on 7th September
,2014 at 3.20pm, and we would like you to join us to present yourmore

GIO Referees Appointment Mitchell Currie

Congratulations to Mitchell Currie who has been appointed to Referee the GIO Schoolboy Cup match between Endeavour SHS and Matraville SHS at Remondis Stadium on Thursday 24th July 2014. Match kick off 1.00pm

Congratulations from your the membersmore
Cameron Paddy

Ist Grade Appointment to Cameron Paddy

Congratulation to Cameron Paddy on his 1st Grade Appointment this week at Gwawley Stadium for the match between Taren Point Titans and De La Salle.

Two very strong teams meeting head to head at the Stadium starting at 3.35pm.

Have a great game with your appointed team members Andrew Gilchrist and Peter Khoury.more

GIO Touch Judge Appointment Mitch Currie

Mitchell Currie has been appointed as Touch Judge to 2014 GIO Schoolboy Cup Competition at Remondis Stadium.

Endeavour SHS V All Saints Maitland at 1.00pm

Referee Nathan Loveday and other TJ is Peter Crombie-Brown

Congratulations to all Officialsmore


Referees can access and go to GET INVOLVED, REFEREES, THE RESOURCES CENTRE and have a look at all the excellent resources and videos to help you with your Refereeing.more

Under 11 State PSSA Rugby League Championship appointments to Josh Bradstock and Michael Bonnici.

Under 11 State PSSA Rugby League Championship appointments to Josh Bradstock and Michael Bonnici.
Josh has been selected to referee the Finals and Michael has been appointed to Touch judge over the finals series.
Congratulations to both, enjoy the experience and we hope this leads to more appointments in the future.more
Scott Nugent Thomas Courtney Trace Davidson

State Under 11 Championships at Cronulla

Scott Nugent Thomas Courtney and Trace Davidson assisting with Touch Judging duties for the Championships
Tomorrow Josh Bradstock and Michael Bonnici will be assisting with Refereeing in the carnival.more

2014 NRL Ref for a Day

This Year Josh Bradstock was selected to attend NRL Ref for a day at Homebush.more

NEW Sponsor MIYO Team Sports Wear

We welcome new sponsor MIYO sportswear and thank National Sales Manager Nathan Loveday for his participation in the sponsorship process.
The Association would encourage all Referees to support our valued sponsors throughout the Football season.more

CMO Course for Next Year

CMO Courses coming up Level 1 at Homebush 7 and 8 February 2015, Level 2 at Narrabeen 27/2 to 1/3 2015, to register please contact

Under 16' Possible V Probable Rep Trials

Cameron Paddy has been appointed this Tuesday 13th May 2014 as Touch Judge for the Under 16's Possible V Probable Representative Trials at Leichhardt Oval starting at 6.30pm
Congratulations Cameronmore

Important Message Re Appointments

All referees,

Please read the following message carefully. If you are unclear of what is required please contact me for clarification.

Despite raising this issue at meetings on numerous occasions and in previous correspondence, it is again necessary to state the Association’s requirements regarding notification of non availability.

Referees advising of their non availabilimore

200 NRL Games for Jared Maxwell

Congratulations is extended to Cronulla Sutherland DRFL Referees Director of Referees Development Jared Maxwell on his appointment to his 200th NRL match.
Knights V Panthers at Hunter Stadium Sunday 11th May 2014 Kick off 2.00 pm (FOX)
Jared Commenced in 2006 and joins 19 other Referees who have officiated in 200 plus NRL matches. In that period Jared has officiated in 11 finals matches.more
Andrew Gilchrist

Grand Final Touch Judge Appointment to Andrew Gilchrist

Congratulations to Andrew Gilchrist on his appointment as Touch Judge to the Harold Matthews Final between Newcastle V Penrith.
The match is played at Leichhardt oval this Saturday 10th May commencing 12 noon.

On behalf of all Cronulla Sutherland DRFL Referees congratulations to Andrew on this appointment.more

HM / SG Ball Preliminary Final Appointments

Congratulations to Andrew Gilchrist TJ for the SG Ball match between Sydney Roosters V South Sydney

Also Congratulations to Cameron Paddy TJ for the Harold Matthews Penrith V South Sydney.

Mitchell Currie has also been selected as a Standby TJ for HM.more

Representative Round Appointment Faye Lehane (Breslin)

Congratulations To Faye Lehane (Breslin) on her appointment as Touch Judge in the INDIGENOUS WOMENS V ALL STAR WOMEN at Alliance Stadium this Friday 2 May 2014 starting at 6.05pm

Kasey Badger is the Referee and Faye's other TJ is Belinda Sleeman
Enjoy the game and congratulations from the Association members.more

Mini Mod Changes Dummy Half and First Receiver PINK VESTS


In the 8s to 12s games there are 2 players from each team that wear armbands to signify either Dummy Half or First Receiver.

At the Junior League meeting last night it was resolved that these armbands will be replaced with bright pink vests. These vests will be endorsed with D H or F R.
This will be effective from Saturday 3rd Maymore
Andrew Gilchrist

1st Grade / A Grade Appointment

Congratulations to Andrew Gilchrist on his 1st Grade Appointment on Sunday at Engadine. All the hard work at training and his commitment in the junior reps and the local competition has been rewarded with this Appointment.
Well done Andrew.more

Semi Finals HM / SG Ball

Congratulations to Andrew Gilchrist and Cameron Paddy who have been appointed to Harold Matthews (Cameron) and SG Ball (Andrew Gilchrist) Semi Finals.more

Responsibilities Of Junior Referees

My name is Cameron Paddy and i am one of the Cronulla Referees Junior Co-Ordinators along with Matt MacLean for the 2014 season.

With only a couple of weeks into the season there a number of issues that Matt and I are encountering on a regular basis.

The first of these problems is that of the Availability of Junior Referees.more

Qualifying Finals Matthews and SG Ball

Congratulations to the following Cronulla Sutherland Referees who have been appointed to the Qualifying Finals this Weekend.
Andrew Gilchrist, Cameron Paddy, Mitchell Currie appointed Touch Judges
Nathan Waugh and Andrew McRae Standby Refereesmore

New Referees join Cronulla Referees 'Association

Chairman Bryan Gilchrist welcomes our new referees to the most successful Referees Association for Junior Referees Retention and Training.
Junior Coordinators Matt MacLean and Cameron Paddy allocated CMO's and senior referees for todays Saturday football matches ensuring all new referees' were observed making their debuts as stress free as possible.
Good to see a good rollup of parents suppormore

Mitch Currie Harold Matthews Appointment

Congratulations to Mitchell Currie on his appointment to Harold Matthews Match on Saturday 12th April at WIN Jubilee Oval Kogarah. Starts at 11.30 St George V Sydney West Sydney Academy/ West Coast Pirates.
Enjoy the match Mitch.more
Cameron Paddy

Cameron Paddy Matthews Cup Appointment

Cameron Paddy makes his Junior Rep debut in the middle this weekend with a Matthews Cup Centre appointment in the Canberra v South West Sydney Academy game in Canberra.

We wish Cameron a great game and enjoy the experiencemore

Coach Match Official (CMO) New Graduates

It is with great pride for the Association that Matt MacLean, Michael Cassidy, Jim Harding, John Sweeting and Bob Cummings graduated as CMO's Level 2 at the recent seminar held at Narrabeen.

The expertise and experience from these members will assist ALL referees in improving their Refereeing ability in todays Game.more

2014 NRL Laws Table Ready for Printing

Attached PDF for Printing
A Table for use By ALL REFEREES for Mini Mod to International.

A Great Tool to be kept in your kit bag ALL THE TIMEmore

New Laws Book For International and Mini Mod


2014 Referees Course Level 1 In Training Available On line

New Referees can go online to Access GET INVOLVED drop down menu and find the Appropriate course for you to register and complete your 10 Modules.
Once completed Certificate will be sent to you from NRL training. Face To Face training will commence on 20th February at the Leagues Club.more

Referees Must Register ON LINE for 2014 Refereeing Season

The primary method of registering members is through the Online Registration Form, whereby the member fills in a registration form on the club or association's website and can also submit payment for their registration fees. Registering online automatically registers the player to the new season in Membership and updates their detaimore

AGM February 12th at Sylvania Bowling Club

All members and guests are invited to our AGM to be held on Wednesday 12th February at Sylvania Bowling Club.

Association members would have also received their 50th Annual Report.

New referees required for training so if any association members know of any players who would like to start Refereeing please contact the Executive Officer Russell Stevensmore

Adam Cassidy Grand Final Referee Ron Massey Cup

All members extend their congratulations to Adam Cassidy for his appointment as Grand Final Referee for the Ron Massey Cup.
Mick and Trish Cassidy very happy on this appointment
GAME: Mounties v Wentworthville
Adam Cassidymore

Grand Final Photos

Check out the photos of our Grand Final teams who all performed well over the weekend also read the attached email from our Director of Referees Development Jared Maxwellmore

1st Year Referees Appointed to Grand Finals

Congratulations to Brody Castle and Mitchell Selwoodmore

Reece Wiiliams Appointed TJ Sharks V Raiders

On Sunday the 8th of September Reece Williams will be A touch Judge for game Raiders V Cronulla Sharks

Reece is a former NRL player from Cronulla

Reece was graded into the NSWRLRA in 2013

His NSWRLRA Number is 970more

1st Year Referee Appointments

Congratulations to the following 1st Year Referees who have been appointed to Finals this Saturday 31 August 2013, as Referees or Touch Judges.
Brody Castle, Angus Brown, Mitchell Selwood, Kurtis Smith, Thomas Wilson, Jared Dwyer, David Hallalmore

Active and Life Members 50th Anniversary Photo


Mitch Currie Appointed to Under 16 ASKO Final

Congratulations to Mitch Currie on his appointment to referee the Under 16 All Schools Knock Out Final at Penrith. Great appointment from NSWRLRA and showing good efforts at training and on the field brings good results. Well done Mitch/more

Referees Attend Junior League Ball

Referees Board Members Bryan Gilchrist and Allison, Michael Cassidy and Trish, Russell Stevens and Beverley, John Belgre Junior League VP and wife Donna with Director of Referees Jim Harding, Director of Member Services Andrew Gavin and Voted Most popular A grade Referee Nathan Waugh attended the 2013 Junior League Ball at the Leagues Club.more

Overseas Posting for Local Referee Michael Bonnici

Congratulations to Michael Bonnici on his selection as an exchange student to Lakewood Schools in the US of A. Michael from the Aquinas College Menai will join other Sutherland Shire students living with host families and attending Lakewood City schools.
Congratulations Michael and enjoy the experience.more

Brisbane Referee Shaun Chapman Visits the Shire

Shaun Chapman visited the Cronulla Sutherland DRFL Referees on our annual Exchange program. Shaun was busy Saturday and Today (Sunday)Refereeing local games and showed his experience in the grades he was appointed, all members wish Shaun a safe trip back home to QLD with great memories from new mates.more

Training Session at Sylvania Bowling Club This Wednesday 3rd July

Training Session at Sylvania Bowling Club This Wednesday 3rd July
Due to Ground Closures Training will be at Sylvania Bowling Club from 6.30pm.
Meet Nathan Matt and Cameron for video and coaching and hear reports from recent Brisbane Exchange from Matt and Mitch.more

Sunday Games OFF 30th June 2013

No Football due to unplayable groundsmore

Amended Sunday Draw Subject to 12 noon call Saturday

Please see below a revised draw for the seniors this coming Sunday. As previously advised most grounds have been withdrawn by the Club Secretaries, will we make a call on this seniors draw by 12 noon tomorrow. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Problems Call Executive Officermore

Saturday 29th June Games OFF

I have just received notification from Junior League that tomorrow’s games have been cancelled.
A decision in regard to Sunday will be made shortly however if Sunday does go ahead there will be a revised draw.
Any problems Call Executive Officermore

Brisbane Exchange Referees moved to 13th 14th July

Brisbane Exchange Referees visit to Cronulla has been moved to 13th and 14th July.
Cronulla Referees will travel this weekend to Brisbane and I am told two very competitive local derby games have been assigned to our referees.
Do our Association proud and enjoy the games.more

Sunday Games OFF Except B Grade Games

All Sunday games scheduled for 23rd June 2013 ARE OFF.
Except B Grade which are being played at Waratah Oval.more

Kick For Kids Wednesday 10th July 2013

Kick 4 Kids is on again now in its 10 Year
If any junior refs are able to volunteer this year.
Wednesday July 10th. From 9.00 am to 3.00 pm.
Contact Executive Officer.more

Brisbane Referees Exchange 2013

The Board has great pleasure in announcing Matt MacLean and Mitch Currie have been selected this year to visit Brisbane and participate in the Exchange program for 2013.
Over the 29th and 30th June weekend both Referees will exchange with Brendan Forbes and Shaun Chapman from Brisbane who will also visit the "Shire" over the same weekend. Good Luck and enjoy your experience.more

Successful 50th Anniversary Dinner / Ball

A great attendance of over 154 members, ex members and guests celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Referee's Association .
Go to Photo Gallery bottom of web page to the right for more photosmore

Wheel Chair Rugby League Game

Menai Indoor Sports Stadiummore

Physio Sues after ON Field Collision with Players

Interesting article that affects all players and referees.

Physio sues after collision with players via @smhmore

Sunday Games Off 2nd June 2013

All Games today 2 June Off
Facebook updated
SMS sent to all Sunday Refereesmore


Sunday Games will be confirmed tomorrow.more

Special Needs Game Shark Park 2013

Cronulla Sutherland DRFL Referees assisted the Special Needs game held before the Cronulla Sharks V Canberra game on Sunday 19th May 2013. Graham Wagener of Engadine organised the yearly event to assist Special Needs Children. Great day and event supported by the Referees.
Referee Russell Stevens photos ourfootyteam.commore

Faye Breslin Graded to NSWRLRA

Faye Breslin was graded to NSWRLRA and joins Adam Cassidy as Cronulla Sutherland Referees other active Referee in the NSWRLRA. Faye will be available to referee in all NSWRLRA appointed matches which include Ron Massey Cup and NSW Cup matches.
Faye Breslin Number 967
Josh McGowan Number 968
Todd Smith Number 969 and
Reece Williams 970more
Andrew Gilchrist

Appointments to National Club Championships Faye Breslin and Andrew Gilchrist

SUNDAY, 12th MAY 2013

DATE: Sunday 12th May 2013more

You Tube Video Referees Abuse and parents Behaviour

Visit this You Tube site to see what English FA are trying to do to stop the abuse and unsavoury behaviour of parents towards Refereesmore

SG Ball Grand Final Photos Faye Breslin


Mathews Grand Final Photos for Andrew Gilchrist

Ethan Linnane

NRL Referee for a Day April 2013

Ethan Linnane attended the NRL referee for a day at Homebush in April.
Reports back all referees enjoyed the hard work with NRL Referees including Association member Jared Maxwell. District referees participated in match debriefings, training and video sessions.more

Grand Final Appointments for Faye and Andrew

Both Faye Breslin and Andrew Gilchrist have been appointed to Touch Judge duties for Grand Finals of SG Ball and Harold Matthews this weekend at St Marys
Congratulations to both of you from the Association membersmore

Pull On Your Socks For McGrath Foundation
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All Schools Knockout 8th and 15th may 2013

The 13’s to 15’s Gala is on Wednesday the 8th of May followed by the 16’s and Opens on Wednesday the 15th.
More details to comemore

A Grade Appointments Youngest Team appointed

Appointment for A Grade at Gymea, Youngest appointed Referees Team Andrew Gilchrist, Andrew McRae and Cameron Paddy, Congratulations to all of you, hard work and commitment pays off.more

Judiciary Procedures

Judiciary procedures for Send offs and Misconduct, please read and note send off charges that Require ATTENDANCE AT JUDICIARY for players and Referees.
15 1 H and I are the key not negotiable for players they must attend and face the Judiciarymore



Qualifying Finals Appointments for Cronulla Sutherland Referees

Congratulations to Andrew Gilchrist TJ SG Ball, Nathan Waugh Stand By Ref Harold Matthews and SG Ball, Faye Breslin TJ SG Ball
Catch Faye and Nathan at Shark Park Saturday 13th April starting 11 am.
But Don't forget the Bunnings BBQmore
Andrew Gilchrist

A Reserve and Junior Reps Appointment to Andrew Gilchrist

A Reserve Appointment to Andrew Gilchrist

Congratulation to Andrew for a eventful week on being appointed to his first Junior Reps centre and A reserve appointment in the first game in the Junior League Competitionmore

Bunnings BBQ 13th April 2013

As advised to members who attended our seminar on sunday afternoon, Cronulla Referees are holding a fund raiser BBQ at Bunning's Kirrawee Saturday 13 April 2013 from 7am to 4.30 pm .more

New Rules for Mod Games


New Rules Changes

As accepted at the JL meeting and passed by the NRL the Cronulla Junior League will undergo a trial of two changes to Mod League this season from the Under 9’s to the U12’smore

Harold Matthews Centre For Andrew McRae

Saturday 16th March 2013 at Campbelltown Stadium

SWSAS V Balmainmore

Harold Matthews Centre for Nathan Waugh

Saturday 9th March at Redfern Oval @930am
South Sydney V Balmainmore

2013 Seminar

NEW Season Starts at a seminar on SUNDAY 24th MARCH. Put into you diary, mobile phone ipads,

PRESS MORE FOR Detailsmore

Referees' In Training Course 2013

Referees' In Training course starts February 28th at 7.45pm.
The Leagues Club is the venue and we have 18 new candidates about to start their face to face and online module training.

NRAS coaches Doug Wintin and Paul Macinante are co ordinating the courses with expected input this year from the reformed NRLD training organisation.more

Board Members Attend NSWRLRA Annual Seminar

Chairman Bryan Gilchrist with Executive Officer Russell Stevens and Finance Director Michael Cassidy attended the 2013 NSWRLRA Annual Conference.more

Message to Juniors and Senior Referees

Hi Juniors

With 2013 season beginning to take shape and with the first round only about 8 weeks away i am looking from all the juniors to provide me with their intentions to ref in the upcoming season. I will be continuing the role of Junior coordinator but due to work commitments Matt Tracey will not be returning.more

New Junior Reps Appointments

Cameron Paddy and Mitch Currie have officially been added to the Junior Rep Squad.

Chairman Bryan Gilchrist phoned both Cameron and Mitch, congratulating them bothmore

Annual General Meeting 2013 Wednesday 13th February

Cronulla Sutherland DRFL Referees' Association AGM will be held on Wednesday 13th February, 2013 at Sylvania Bowling Club commencing at 8.00 pm.

In our 50th Anniversary year all members and Visitors are welcome.more

CSDRFL Referees' Annual Report 2012

CSDRFL Referees' Annual Report 2012 presented for members and interested prospective Referees.more

Xmas Barefoot Bowls and BBQ at Sylvania Bowling Club.

A good attendance of both regular Referees and partners and Senior Referees attended the Annual Xmas barefoot bowls day and BBQ held at Sylvania Bowling Club.
Patron Ron Chambers and Senior Deputy Chairman Doug Wintin held centre stage for both bowling and referees tales of days goneby.more

Funeral Arrangements for Patron and Life Member Ted Russell

TED’S family and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service to be held at;
Shirelive 7 Stapleton Avenue, Sutherland on Thursday December 13, 2012more

Cronulla Referees Interview 2SSR - FM Sunday 2nd December 2012

Cronulla referees Executive Officer Russell Stevens will be interviewed on 2SSR-FM on Sunday 2nd December 2012 at 7 pm.

Executive Producer Stuart Redmond of the "Orange Peelers" revealed that the show aims to provoke discussion amoungst a bunch of guys who love to talk about sport and have fun doing it.more

Congratulations to Chris Charlton selection to Under 18 Australian Oz Tag tour of New Zealand.

Chris has been selected for the second year in a row to the Australian under 18 Oz Tag touch football team.

Enjoy your tour end of November to early December 2012more

Xmas Bowls and BBQ December 16

Every year about December (funny it happens this time every year) The Cronulla Referees with the assistance of the staff from "The Friendly Club" Sylvania Bowling club organises a barefoot bowls day and BBQ. All Referees,their families and their mates, boys and girls are invited to attend this function.

Starts 12 noon with barefoot bowls the highlight and then follows the BBQmore


Good morning Gents,

As you are all aware we have the Bunnings BBQ this Saturday from 7 am -5pm.

We need as many bodies down there so that we can fulfill our duties.

I have broken the day into 3 Shifts, these are from 7.30am - 11am, 11am -
2.30 and 2.30 unit 5pm. I would like to have at least 4 people there per

So far the morning is covered, i will be there all day.

I have Matt (Appo) Maclean, Cameron Paddy, Andrew Mcrae and Mitch Currie
in the morning (7.30-11) i would like one or to more there for this time.

Then Andrew Gilchrist and mark Gannon from 11am - I need at least 3 others
for this time slot and then finally,

from 1pm I have Lewis South, i need at least 4 more people to help out in
the afternoon.

Could i please have your reply by this afternoon or tomorrow at the latest.


Andrew Gavinmore

Television Replay This Sunday Channel 9 at 6am

Rugby League Schoolboy Cup Grand Final
Endeavour SHS v Patrician Brothers College Blacktown.
See our Referees McRae, Waugh and Gilchrist perform on the TV.more

Andrew Taylor selected to Referee at NSW Aboriginal Knock out Carnival

Andrew Taylor has been selected to Referee at the NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout Carnival at Lakeside Sporting Complex at Raymond Terrace.

The Carnival is held over 4 days from Friday 28th September to Monday 1st October 2012.

Congratulations to Andrew on his appointment and I am sure he will enjoy the experience over the long weekend.more

BBQ with TRENT BARRETT and MARIO FENECH Lets Help Drew Oultram

How about a Barbie at your place with Legendary Mario Fenech and Trent Barrett, invite a few friends along and have a great time.
So give it a go e mail your intentions to me at offers close Monday 17th September at 5pm.
Members if you are interested please talk amoungst yourselves and see if we could beat $450 (Illawarra)more

Annual Presentation Night 2012 September 29th at Sylvania Bowling Club.


GIO 2012 Schoolboy Cup TV game Grand Final Sunday 2nd September Shark Park

Congratulations to Andrew McRae Referee and Nathan Waugh / Andrew Gilchrist Touch Judges who have been appointed to the GIO Schoolboy Cup Grand Final on September 2nd at Shark Park.

The match is between Endeavour Sports High and Patrician Brothers Blacktown commencing 10.45ammore

Presentation of 2012 Grand Final Referees Jumpers

At our August General Meeting Referees appointed to 2012 Grand Finals were presented with their Grand Final embroided Jumpers by Director of Referees Development Jared Maxwell.more
Michael Kendall

Michael Kendall appointed to Under 12 National Champs Grand Final

Congratulations to Michael on his appointment to referee the Grand Final of the Under 12 National Championships in Mackay Queensland today 11th Augustmore

Under 6 Gala Day Sunday 5th August

Josh Bradstock was the successful Grand Final referee for the 2012 Under 6 Gala day at Taren Pointmore

Referees Achievements 2012 (Continued) Chris Adams

Congratulations to Chris Adams on his appointment to his first Under 15's Match..

Chris has put a lot of work in this year, attended training and listened to his mentors during the year.

Enjoy your reward for your good efforts during the year.more

Congratulations Jennifer Hunt

Congratulations to Jennifer on the birth of two beautiful little girls Danielle Page and Melanie Jade.

Mum and the girls are doing fine at Kareena and join their two brothers into this big wide wonderful world.

All Association members wish all the family good health and happiness on this happy day.more

Congratulations Faye and Liam

Congratulations on the engagement of Faye Breslin and Liam Lehane.
Best wishes to you both both all the Association members.more
Todd Hillier

Under 13's Coca Cola Cup Appointment for Todd Hillier

Doug Keen NSWRLRA has appointed Todd to one of the Semi Finals of the Coca Cola Cup Under 13 games at Leichhardt Oval on Wednesday night at 6.00pm. Todd will referee one of the semi finals and run the line for the other. Another good appointment for our developing referees.more

Brisbane Referees On Exchange Visit to Shire.

Brisbane Referees Dave Newman and Ryan Hayes completed the exchange program between Cronulla Suthernad DRFL Referees Association and Brisbane Referees when they were appointed to a number of matches on the weekend of 14th and 15th July.

Cronulla Referees James Gill and Cameron Paddy co hosted the visitors anf all members thank them for their efforts over the weekend.more
Terry Dunban At Call and Max Galvan Srn VP

Presentation to Referees' Sponsors

Presentation of Thank you certificates were made to Terry Dunban of AT CALL Locksmiths and Max Galvan Senior VP Sylvania Bowling Club by Referees' Director Bryan Gilchrist.

On behalf of all Referees we thank our sponsors for their assistance during the year.

Vision, At Call and Sylvania Bowling Club many Thanks.more
Henry Peranara

Henry Perenara Guest Speaker At Referees Meeting 27th June 2012

Henry Perenara joined our sponsors at our June 27th General Meeting at Sylvania Bowling Club.

Henry spoke about his Referees experiences while Refereeing in The Sutherland Shire, his His days within the NRL cadet Referees system, his experiences when he controlled the Four Nations matchs between teams from England and Wales and Australia.more
Sutho Back to Pirates Day  24 June

Pretty in Pink At Sutherland Oval

Back to Pirates day at Sutherland Oval brought out the best in fashion gear for the local Referees in the A grade Competition between Sutherland Loftus (Pirates) and Engadine Dragons

Referee Nathan Waugh Touch Judges Kris Murphy and Russell Stevensmore
Michael Kendall

Michael Kendall Australian Primary Schools’ Under 12’s Rugby League Championships.

Congratulations to Michael Kendall on being selected by the NSWRLRA to officiate in the Under 12’s Rugby League Championships to be played in Mackay, Queensland from Sunday, 5th August to Saturday, 11th August, 2012.more

Women in League Advertisement with Faye Breslin

Celebrations for Women in League in 2012 are set to be the biggest yet with more NRL and Junior League Clubs involved than ever before.
Now in its sixth year, the game uses Round 16 to highlight the significant role that women play in rugby league and thank them for their contributions.
Click on link below to see Faye

Referees Holiday Clinic Tuesday July 3rd

ARL Development, in conjunction the NRL Referees and NSWRLRA are conducting a coaching clinic in the July school holidays. The clinic is aimed at experienced referees (those regularly refereeing international football in their districts) and will give participants the opportunity to interact with the NRL Referees Squad. The clinic will be based in the NRL Referees Headquarters at ANZ Stadium in Symore

NSWRL Womens State Of Origin Appointment to Faye Breslin

Congratulations to Faye Breslin on her appointment to the New South Wales V Queensland State of Origin match at Centrebet Stadium on Saturday 23 June 2012

Kick off at 3.00 pm Referee Amie Gibson, Touch Judges Faye Breslin and Joanne Spagarino.

CS DRFLRA Member Daymon Wynters is Interchange official for this Match.more

Kick 4 Kids

The Junior Referees have been a great supporter of Kick 4 Kids in years gone by.
If you could ask for any volunteers for our day it would be greatly appreciated. The boys last year where great. is supported by the District Junior League, the NRL Sharks, the ARLD, & the NRL One Community.more

Thank you to Rod Aldous

A special thank you to senior Referee Rod Aldous for his generous donation of a new digital Video camcorder to supplement our Coaching and Development Grant purchase of a similar digital recorder.

A valuable asset to assist our CMO in assessing junior and senior referees over the football season.

Thank you Rod.more

NSW Bundaberg Red Cup, Sydney Shield, Toyota Cup

Bundaberg Red Cup Touch Judge appointments to Faye Breslin and Reece Williams Saturday 9th June Cabramatta V Windsor
Sydney Shield Touch Judge appointment to Andrew Gilchrist Cabramatta V Hills District
Toyota Cup Touch Judge appointment to Reece Williams Storm V West Tigers Friday 8th June Referee Henry Perenaramore

Exchange Referees For Brisbane

Congratulations to James Gill and Cameron Paddy on their selection to the Brisbane Referees Exchange program for 2012.more

NSW CUP Appointment for Adam Cassidy

Congratulations to Adam on his 1st NSW Cup Appointment.

It is good to see the match is between two teams that REALLY get on well and have lots of History.

Good luck and Enjoy the Experience.

Manly-Warringah v Western Suburbs 3.00pm Saturday, 2nd June, 2012

Adam Cassidymore

A Grade Appointment

The Board of Directors along with the members wish to congratulate Andrew McRae &
Nathan Waugh on their appointment to the first A Grade Centremore

A GRADE Appointments

The Board of Directors along with the members wish to congratulate Andrew McRae &
Nathan Waugh on their appointment to the first A Grade Centremore

NSW Referees Bundaberg Cup appointment to Adam Cassidy

This Saturday at Lidcombe Oval Auburn Warriors v The Entrance Tigers at 3.00 pm Adam Cassidy has been appointed to Referee the main game in the Bundaberg Cup Round 5

We wish Adam well on this appointment.more
Coey Willis

2012 Referees' Achievements (2)

Congratulations to Corey Willis for his appointment to his 1st International Match on 11th May at Como.
Also 1st Under 18's Match to Mitch Currie. Reports very positive for both referees.

Keep up the good work.more

Vision Clients and Cronulla Referees Train at Sutherland Oval

A successful Training session with Vision clients and Cronulla Sutherland DRFL Referees was completed with an enjoyable BBQ and drinks after the nights training.

A good effort from all who attended and we hope for many more with Vision trainers and their clients.more
Mitchell Floyd

2012 Referees' Achievements

Congratulationns to the following Referees who have achieved the following appointments this Year.
Mithell Floyd A grade
Andrew Gilchrist 1st under 20's
Mark Gannon 1st Under 18's and NRL Referee for a Day
Cameron Paddy Ist Under 18's
Jarred Preston Ist International Match
Congratulations and enjoy the experience.more

Sponsors To Attend Training Night Wednesday 9 May 2012

Members are advised that the sponsors of our Association will be attending training on Wednesday 9 May at Sutherland Oval.

A good attendance is expected and a BBQ will be provided after the training session.more

Referees General Meeting Wednesday 2 May 2012

General Meeting Wednesday 2 May 2012 at Sylvania Bowling Club.

Coaching to start at 7pm followed by the main meeting at 8pmmore

NSW Referees SG Ball, Harold Matthews and Toyota Cup

Thursday 5th April Harold Matthews Cronulla V South Sydney 6.00 pm  Toyota Stadium Nathan Waugh Andrew Mc Rae Touch Judge

Saturday 7th April Harold Matthews Bulldogs V Penrith 11.30 am Belmore Oval Andrew Gilchrist Touch Judge

Saturday 7th April S. G Ball North Sydney V Parramatta 1.30 pm North Sydney Oval Faye Breslin Touch Judge

Toyota Cup Monday 9th April Eagles V Panthers Brookvale Oval 4.45pm Adam Cassidy Touch Judge




Good Attendance at Training

A good attendance at training by our newer referees greeted our Referees Development Director Jared Maxwell who with the assistance of our senior referees put all referees through a solid skills and physical training session at Sutherland oval on Wednesday night.

To note all Training is held at Sutherland Oval commencing at 7.00 pm be there @6.45pm and don't forget to sign on the training attendance sheet.

Good effort from all who attended and noted by some interested parents who came along to watch. 

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NSW Referees SG Ball, Harold Matthews and OAMPS Pre Season & NRL

 LATE NEWS NATHAN WAUGH appointed now to a Bundaberg Cup trial match at Carrawood Park, Carramar. Saturday 3pm.

2012 Nsw Rugby League Trials, Nsw Rugby League 1st April, 2012 Lidcombe Oval Kickoff: Adam Cassidy (Referee)


Harold Matthews: Saturday 31st March 2012 Sydney Roosters V Western Suburbs Henson Park Nathan Waugh & Reece Williams (Touch Judges)


Harold Matthews Saturday 31st March 2012 St George V Manly Win Jubilee Stadium Andrew Mcrae (Touch Judge)


Sg Ball Saturday 31st March 2012 St George V Manly Win Jubilee Stadium Faye Breslin (Touch Judges)


Harold Matthews Sunday 1st April 2012 North Sydney V Bulldogs North Sydney Oval Andrew Gilchrist (Touch Judge) 



Nrl: Saturday 31st March 2012 Eels V Sea Eagles Parramatta Stadium Jared Maxwell (Referee)


Leader Apperance



Please follow this link to read more about the Cronulla Referees appearing in Thursdays

Edition of the Leader


NSW Referees SG Ball, Harold Matthews and OAMPS Pre Season

Saturday 24th March 2012 - Cronulla v Penrith - Toyota Stadium - Harold Matthews12.00pm - Reece Williams & Nathan Waugh (Touch Judges)

Saturday 24th March 2012 - Balmain v North Sydney - Leichhardt Oval - Harold Matthews: - 10.00am - Faye Breslin & Andrew McRae (Touch Judges)

Sunday, 25th March, 2012 - Windsor Wolves v Mounties - Oamps Pre Season Cup 4.00pm - Adam Cassidy (Touch Judge)

Friday 23rd March 2012 - Eels v Panthers Parramatta Stadium - Toyota Cup - 5.15PM - Reece Williams (Touch Judge)

Saturday 24th March 2012 - Dragons v Sea Eagles - Win Jubilee Oval - Toyota Cup 5.15 PM- Adam Cassidy (Touch Judge)

Saturday 24 March - Warriors v Gold Coast Titans - Mt Smart Stadium – National Rugby League NRL - 5:30pm - Jared Maxwell (Referee)


2012 Season Launch At Sylvania Bowling Club

Cronulla Sutherland DRFL Referees Association held their 2012 Season Launch on Friday 16th March.

Over 30 members, parents and Visitors attended the function at the "Friendly Club" Sylvania Bowling Club.

Chairman Bryan Gilchrist thanked all referees, parents and visitors  for attending and offered best wishes for the upcoming season.





Jersey - Sponsor Presentation

Thursday 15 March 2012, Nathan Waugh, Jared Maxwell, Andrew McCrae and Michael Kendall all met with a journalist and photographer from The Leader to do a piece on the new relationship and sponsorship of the Cronulla referees by Vision PT Caringbah, Sylvania, Bangor and Gymea.


We got hold of the very first of the new jerseys for Sam Barnett the manager of Vision Caringbah to present to Jared Maxwell.


You should see the article in next Thursdays leader, the 22nd March.


We look forward to heading into season 2012 with a Vision in our minds and also now, on our jerseys!  

Mr Sam Barnett

Future Training Dates March to April 2012

As of next week we will be training twice a week. Now don’t get scared only one session is compulsory the other is optional but advisable.

Next Monday will be the start of our (optional) recovery sessions that are run with the help of Vision Personal Training. On this coming Monday however we will not be training with Vision, as I would like to conduct fitness testing.

Training will be on at Sutherland Oval (cricket field near cemetery) at 6.30PM. I urge as many members as possible to attend. The session will involve only 2 x tests.


WEEKEND TRIALS 17 & 18 March

Hi All,

Can you all please DISREGARD Saturday’s appointments A new version will be out in the morning.



NSW Referees Bundaberg, SG Ball, Harold Matthews

Saturday, 17th March, 2012 - Lidcombe Oval - Bundaberg Rd Cup -   Adam Cassidy (Referee)


Saturday 17th March 2012 - Campbelltown Stadium - Harold Matthews -   Reece Williams (Touch Judge)


Saturday 17th March 2012 - Redfern Oval - Harold Matthews - Andrew Gilchrist (Touch Judge)


Saturday 17th March 2012 - Toyota Stadium - Harold Matthews - Andrew McRae (Touch Judge)


Saturday 17th March 2012 - Leichhardt Oval - Sg Ball - Faye Breslin (Touch Judge)


Monday 19th March 2012 - Toyota Stadium - Toyota Cup - Nathan Waugh   - (Stand By Referee)


NSW Referees Bundaberg, SG Ball, Harold Matthews and Toyota Cup Appointments 9,10 & 11 March

Friday 10th March – Matthews Cup (Shark Park) – Andrew Gilchrist and Andrew McRae-Touch Judges

Friday 10th March – SG Ball (Shark Park) - Faye Breslin-Touch Judge

Saturday 11th March – Matthew Cup (WIN Stadium) – Nathan Waugh –Touch Judge

Saturday 11th March – Bundaberg Cup (Lidcombe Oval) – Adam Cassidy-Referee, Andrew Gilchrist and Faye Breslin-Touch Judges

Sunday 12th March – Toyota Cup (Shark Park) – Nathan Waugh - Stand-By Referee


Vision Personal Training Session


We held our First Training Session at Vision Caringbah Monday 5th March 2012.

The Vision Trainers put the Referees that attended through a tuff 30 minute full body circuit, this included cardio and weight training. After which the trainers worked the boys through a field Session ( Run ).



Whistle Blower March 2012

Members March 2012 edition of the whistle blower




Toyota Cup, SG Ball, Harold Matthews Appointments

Harold Matthews:

 Illawarra v Penrith WIN Stadium, Wollongong: Centre Reece Williams  Nathan Waugh Line 

Harold Matthews:

Toyota Park,  Cronulla v SWAS / Melbourne: Line Andrew McRae and Andrew Gilchrist

SG Ball

Toyota Park, Cronulla v SWAS /  Melbourne  :  Line Faye Breslin

Toyota Cup 

Canberra Stadium Raiders V Storm : Line Adam Cassidy


2012 Referee Guideline & Director of Referees Development letter


Please take the time to read the followig documents.

This is how you will be assessed during the season

Director of Referee Development Letter

2012 Referee Guidlines


Members invited to use Facebook Cronulla Sutherland DRFL Referees Association



We have initiated a members only facebook page to keep in contact with you all follow the link in the right hand column for Facebook and request to join the group.

Please NOTE only current Members of the Association will be given access to the page



Directors Attend 2012 Narrabeen Annual Conference

Cronulla Sutherland DRFL Directors attended the Annual Referees Conference at Narrabeen on 25th and 26th of February.


Darryl Williams was Guest speaker and discussed his time on the Judiciary Panel of NRL.

Junior Reps 2012

Cronulla Sutherland Referees selected for Junior Reps

It is with considerable pleasure that we announce the selection of the following Cronulla Sutherland DRFL Referees' Association members to the NSW Referees Junior Representative Squad.

Faye Breslin, Nathan Waugh, Andrew Gilchrist and Andrew McRae.

 Mr Chris Ward Chairman of NSWRLRA is pictured with our Referees.


Mr Sam Barnett

AGM Highlights - New Sponsor for Cronulla Refereees - Vision Personal Training

Mr Sam Barnett representing Vision Personal Training addressed the Cronulla Sutherland DRFL Referees Association AGM at Sylvania Bowling Club on 15th February 2012.

Also in attendance were Mr Peter Saville President of Cronulla Sutherland Junior Rugby Football League, Mr Chris Ward Chairman of NSWRLRA and Mr Frank Leonard Executive Officer NSWRLRA.


NSWRLRA Junior Representative Squad Appointments

Congratulations to the following Cronulla Sutherland DRFL Referees' Association members Nathan Waugh, Andrew McRae and Andrew Gilchrist on their appointments to the NSWRLRA Junior Representative Squad. 

Hard work and commitment over the off season has paid off for this dedicated trio to gain appointments to the Junior Reps.

Congratulations from all the members of Cronulla Sutherland DRFL Referees' Association. 


Vision Personal Training


Referees Course to Commence February 16 At Leagues Club

This years Referees Coaching course will commence on the 16th February at the Cronulla Sutherland Leagues starting at 7.45pm in the Acqua South Room.

The course will run for 4 weeks with the exams commencing on 15th March 2012.

The course providers are Doug Wintin and Paul Macinante.

Successful Referees are encourage to join the Association and commence their Refereeing career at the start of the season starting on the 24th March 2012. Information packs and details concerning uniforms, whistles etc will be explained at the meeting.

Referees meetings are held  on a Wednesday once a month at Sylvania Bowling Club and every other Wednesday training nights are conducted at Sutherland Oval where NRL referees are in attendance to assist with training. 

All referees will have assigned a mentor to follow their refereeing on Saturdays to gain experience from senior referees. 


Cronulla Referees AGM 15 February 2012

Cronulla Sutherland District Rugby Football League Referees' Association Inc 48th Annual Report and Financial Statements will be presented at Sylvania Bowling Club,  26 Holt Rd Sylvania,  on 15th February 2012 at 8.00PM.

All members are invited to attend to hear reports from our successful 2011 refereeing year and gain some important information concerning the up coming 2012 season from invited guests from NSWRLRA and our Junior League.


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2011 Annual Report

Cronulla Sutherland District Rugby Football League Referees' Association Annual Report is available in PDF and Hard copy.

All reports have been sent out by post and via email to all members, affiliate associations,Junior District clubs, sponsors and Junior League executive members.


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Christmas Bowls and Drinks Sunday 18th December 2011

All Members are invited to participate in Christmas Bowls (starting 12.30 pm ) at Sylvania Bowling Club.

$10 covers the cost of barefoot bowls with a BBQ starting after the Bowls

Come join your fellow referees in some pre Christmas fun at the home of Cronulla Referees "Sylvania Bowling Club"

Please be aware that some dress regulations are in force "No Singlets in the Club"

Please provide your attendance by Wednesday 14 December so catering can be arranged.

Follow up emails will be sent to all members


Faye Breslin at 2011 Launch of Womens Development Committee

On Wednesday the 21st of September, the NSWRLRA launched an important new initiative the Women's Development Committee at the NSW Leagues' Club in Sydney.

Here are members of the inaugural committee with the current Board of the NSW Referees' Association.

Luke Bugden, Greg McCallum, Doug Keen, Joanne Spagarino, Dennis Spagarino, Jimmy Oliveira, Amie Gibson, Sarah Harpley, Frank Leonard, George Jankowski and Faye Breslin


Shoulder Charge Clarifications

The Code : A Defender cannot shoulder charge a ball Carrier to Tackle

Application: A defender who RUNS at a ball carrier and WITHOUT ATTEMPTING TO TACKLE, GRAB OR HOLD THE BALL CARRIER charges him with the shoulder or with the upper arm (TUCKED INTO HIS SIDE) is Guilty of an infringement.

All referees to enforce this safeplay code.



Injured Players and Stoppage of Play

Senior Referees, Director of Referees Development, Co Directors and Coaching panel discussed this topic at training on Wednesday and ALL REFEREES are advised to continue with the present procedure that has been followed since the start of the season.

If the Injured player does not interfere with play, the play will continue.

If an accredited trainer, after assessing the nature of the injury, deems a stoppage of play is necessary they will bring this to the attention of the Referee. A stoppage of play will then occur.



Expressions of Interest are called for participation in a CMO Level 2 Course to be conducted at Nepean Shores, Penrith in November, 2011.

Two dates are available to the NSWRLRA at present but a booking must be made almost immediately.

 The dates under consideration are the 5th, 6th and 7th November and the 18th, 19th and 20th November.

As soon as a booking for ONE of these week-ends is confirmed candidates will be advised immediately and , if wishing to proceed, I will ask candidates to complete an application through their Association.

Please Contact Executive Officer Russell Stevens if you wish to attend.

 The next CMO Level 1 Course will be conducted in February, 2012. Dates to be advised.



Referees Procedures and Guidelines for 2011


Trainer Guidelines


This is not a new subject but it never seems to go away. Junior League is desperately trying to reign in trainers who continue to ignore both JL guidelines in relation to their role and the Laws of the Game and we have a role to play.

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