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2017 Under 17's Silver (Div. 2) Grand Final

Here we are folks, the final Grand Final & the final game of 2017, the Under 17 Silver Grand Final between Carlingford Cougars & Five Dock RSLmore

2017 Under 16's Gold (Div. 1) Grand Final

The penultimate Grand Final is underway - Under 16's Gold Division Grand Final between Paddington Colts & Newtown Junior Jetsmore

2017 Under 16's Silver (Div. 2) Grand Final

The whips are cracking now as we head towards the end of our season. The Under 16's Silver Division Grand Final has kicked off between Enfield Federals & Glenquarie All Starsmore

2017 Under 14's Silver (Division 2) Grand Final

The Big Boys of the Under 14's Division 2 Grand Final between Carlingford & La Perouse has kicked offmore

2017 Under 13's Gold (Division 1) Grand Final

The first of today's 5 International Grand Finals is underway with the Under 13's Gold (Division 1) Grand Finalmore

2017 Under 12's Division 1 Grand Final

Our premier Under 12's game is about to start between Holy Cross and Paddington Coltsmore

2017 Under 12's Division 2 Grand Final

Day 2 of the Balmain District Junior Rugby League Grand Finals has arrived as we kick off with the Under 12's Division 2 Grand Final between Clovelly Crocodiles and Concord Burwood Pinkmore

2017 Grand Final Weekend - Day 2

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2017 Under 11's Division 1 Grand Final

Here we are, the final Grand Final of Day 1 of the Balmain Junior League Grand Finals, the Under 11 Division 1 Grand Final between Concord Burwood Charcoal and Dundas Shamrocks Yellowmore

2017 Under 11's Division 2 Grand Final

We're almost at the point end of Day 1 with the Under 11's Division 2 Grand Final between Leichhardt Wanderers Red & North Ryde Hawksmore

2017 Under 11's Division 3 Grand Final

The exciting Under 11's action continues with the Under 11 Division 3 Grand Final between Clovelly Crocodiles and Bondi Unitedmore

2017 Under 11's Division 4 Grand Final

Now the bigger players are starting to play - welcome to the Under 11 Division 4 Grand Final between Leichhardt Wanderers Black & Enfield Federalsmore

2017 Under 10's Division 1 Grand Final

The best two Under 10's teams are about to play for the title of Premiers in the Under 10 Division 1 Grand Final between Strathfield Raiders and Clovelly Crocodilesmore

2017 Grand Final Day Mini Exhibition Games

Congratulations to our Mini Referees participating in the Mini Exhibition Games on Grand Final Daymore

2017 Under 10's Division 2 Grand Final

Our Under 10's Division 2 Grand Final Team are about to take the field in their game between the Clovelly Crocodiles and Dundas Shamrocksmore

2017 Under 10's Division 3 Grand Final

Grand Final Weekend now moves into the Under 10's as our Under 10's Division 3 team take to the field for their Grand Final (Holy Cross vs St Charles). Congratulations to Michael Scarpellino on his debut grand final after many years with the Associationmore

2017 Under 9's Division 1 Grand Final

The best two Under 9's in the Balmain District competing head to head in the Division 1 Grand Final - Strathfield Raiders vs Clovelly Crocodilesmore

2017 Under 9's Division 2 Grand Final

Big-up's to our Grand Final Team for the Under 9 Division 2 Grand Final between North Ryde Hawks & St Charlesmore

2017 Under 9's Division 3 Grand Final

Congratulations to the referees in our first Grand Final for 2017more

#Respect Campaign launches into 2017

The NSW Rugby League are continuing with their important & impressive #Respect Campaign with an exciting new initiative in 2017more

2017 Updates - Laws of the Game

2017 brings some significant changes to the Laws of the Gamemore

Thank you David Pickering - a true Balmain Referee

After more than 30 years coaching & mentoring young referees, David Pickering has finally decided to retire his report bookmore

Our Newest Life Members

The Balmain Referees Association has just inducted its 76th & 77th Life Members.more

Results of 102nd Annual General Meeting

The 2017 Balmain Referees Annual General Meeting has been "run and done"more

Our 2016 Annual Report is now available

The official record of our 2016 Season is now avaialablemore

Balmain Referees NRL Milestone

One of the greatest referees the Balmain Referees Association has ever produced celebrated a milestone in Townsville in Round 26more

2016 Under 17 Div 1 Grand Final

Congratulations to our senior Referees team for Season 2016more

2016 Under 15 Div 3 Grand Final

Congratulations to the Referees Team for the Under 15 Div 3 Grand Finalmore

2016 Grand Final Mini Exhibition Games

A big congratulations to all our young (and young at heart and Young by name) referees who officiated in the Mini Footy Exhibition Games todaymore

2016 Under 13 Div 1 Grand Final

Congratulation to the team who officiated in the Under 13 Division 1 Grand Finalmore

2016 Under 13 Div 2 Grand Final

Congratulations to our Under 13 Division Grand Final Referee Teammore

2016 Under 12 Div 1 Grand Final

Congratulations to the Under 12 Division 1 Grand Final Referees Teammore

2016 Under 12 Div 1 Grand Final

Congratulations to the Under 12 Division 1 Grand Final Referees Teammore

2016 Under 12 Div 2 Grand Final

Congratulations to the Referees Team for the Under 12 Division 2 Grand Finalmore

2016 Under 11 Div 1 Grand Final

Congratulations to the Referees team for the Under 11 Division 1 Grand Finalmore

2016 Under 11 Div 2 Grand Final

Congratulations to the Referees in the Under 11 Division 2 Grand Finalmore

2016 Under 10 Div 1 Grand Final

Congratulations to our Under 10 Division 1 Grand Final Refereesmore

2016 Under 10 Div 2 Grand Final

Congratulations to our Referees team in the Under 10's Division 2 Grand Finalmore

2016 Under 10's Div 3 Grand Final

Congratulations to the Referees in the Under 10 Division 3 Grand Finalmore

2016 Under 9 Div 1 Grand Final

Congratulations to the Referees in the Under 9 Division 1 Grand Finalmore

2016 Grand Final Day

Check out all the colour, action and excitement of the 2016 Balmain Junior Rugby League Grand Final Weekend from the 8th wonder of the world, Leichhardt Ovalmore

2016 Under 9 Div 2 Grand Final

Congratulations to the referees for the Under 9 Div 2 Grand Finalmore

2016 Under 9 Div 3 Grand Final

Congratulations to the Referees in the Under 9 Division 3 Grand Finalmore

Matt Cecchin takes a stand against rubbish behaviour

In an era of "matey matey" dialogue between players and referees, leading NRL Referee and Balmain Referee Matt Cecchin has provided a great example of taking charge of a situation when players simply will not listen to or follow instructionsmore

Congratulations Jack Gerrie - ASKO Grand Final Referee

One of Balmain's up and coming referees has received a great honour of refereeing a nd Final at the NSWRL All Schools Knock Outmore

Balmain Referees star on NRL Footy Show

During the popular "League of their Own" segment on last weeks NRL Footy Show, two of Balmain's best young referees were absolute superstarsmore

Oldest NSWRL Referee turns 100

The oldest surviving member of the NSWRL Referees Association today celebrates a milestone birthdaymore

State of Origin Appointments - Game 3

Jeff Younis appointed to State of Origin Game 3more

Congratulations Jeff Younis - 300 Not Out

The latest member of the NRL 300 Club was inducted last weekend at Shark Park and he started his illustrious career right here in Balmainmore

Respect Round / Support for Kurt Portsmouth

During the NSWRL Respect Round, the Balmain Referees Association once again sets the standard by supporting not only the Respect Round concept, but showing support for a young referee assaulted on-fieldmore

Let Them Play - NSWRL Respect Round

This weekend, the NSWRL has launched the Respect Round, designed to improve the attitudes & behaviours of all members of the Rugby League Communitymore

Balmain Referees excel at NSWRL Immortals Challenge

The 2016 Immortals Challenge has once again seen Balmain Referees setting the standard for others to follow.more

Congratulations Dean Tyler - our newest International Referee

On Saturday 11th June 2016, Dean Tyler will make his International Debutmore

VALE - Max Tomsett

On Friday 20th May, the Balmain Referees Association lost one of our greatest ever Membersmore

Junior Reps Squad Appointments - Finals Series

Two current and one former Balmain Referee have achieved significant appointments this weekend in NSWRL Junior Reps & Sydney Shield Competitionsmore

2016 Season Launch - in pictures

The Balmain Referees Association Season Launch took place on Wednesday 30th Marchmore

2016 Season Launch

As Season 2016 begins after Easter, the Balmain Referees will be launching Season 2016 on Wednesday 30th Marchmore

Dean Tyler makes NSWRL Junior Reps Centre Debut

Dean Tyler has followed in the footsteps of many great Balmain Referees by making his debut as a central referee in the NSWRL Harold Matthews Cupmore

Inside The Bunker

We've heard about it for years and now, it's a reality. The NRL Referees Bunker is here!!!!more

Junior Referees to trial Go-Pro Cameras

The NSWRL and NRL will be trialing the use of referee-mounted Go-Pro cameras to curb poor behaviourmore

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

The NSWRL has launched the "Respect" initiative to improve player treatment of refereesmore

How to get the "perfect" NRL Whistle

The most commonly asked question by new Referees is "How do I blow a whistle properly". Well, here's the answermore

New Facebook Page for NSWRLRA

The NSWRL Referees Association has just launched a new Facebook page.more

Results of 101st Annual General Meeting

On Tuesday 8th December, the 101st Annual General Meeting of the Balmain Referees Association was held. Below are your Office Bearers for Season 2016.

Please join in congratulating the 2016 Office Bearers and thanking them for their service to our Associationmore

Annual Reports available On-Line

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2015 Grand Final Day in pictures

All the excitement of Grand Final Day 2015, in full colourmore

Grand Final Day - Under 14 Division 1

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Grand Final Day - Under 13 Division 1

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Grand Final Day - Under 12 Division 1

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Grand Final Day - Under 12 Division 2

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Grand Final Day - Under 11 Division 1

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Grand Final Day - Under 11 Division 2

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Grand Final Day - Under 10 Division 1

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Grand Final Day - Under 10 Division 2

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Grand Final Day - Under 9 Division 1

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Grand Final Day - Under 9 Division 2

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Under 9 / Div 3 Grand Final Team

Grand Final Day - Under 9 Division 3

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Tim Robinson's Outstanding Debut Season

Tim Robinson's dream debut Grade season capped off with Finals Series appointmentmore
Under 9 / Div 3 Grand Final Team

Grand Final Day - Live from Leichhardt Oval

History is made today as the Balmain Referees Association fields its first ever "all-female" Referees team for the Under 9's Division 3 Grand Final.more

Former NRL Referee remembers his origins

As the whips start cracking this season, former NRL and Origin Referee Sean Hampstead remembers his "origins"more

Exciting initiative to protect Junior Referees

The NSWRL has announced an exciting new proposal to help support and encourage young referees to feel safe and remain in refereeingmore

Balmain Referees Outstanding on unforgettable night at Leichhardt Oval

On a sensational evening at Leichhardt Oval, two of Balmain Referees Association's finest young referees delivered outstanding performances.more

Balmain Boys "Best on Ground"

Balmain Referees continuing "setting the standard" at ANZ Stadiummore

Balmain Twins make History

Balmain Referees once again setting the standard at ANZ Stadiummore

Ground Locations

We have now updated our website to include the location of all our grounds. The links also include Home Team details & a Google Maps link to each ground. We hope all members find this information & these links useful.

The links can be found under the "Ground Locations" tab under the "Other" tabmore
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