TRRA Promotions Fall 2012

TRRA & TRU Members,

On behalf of the TRRA and the Referee Advancement & Training Organization (RATO), it is my pleasure to announce the final round of referee promotions for 2012.  Thanks to the online assessments completed by TRU coaches and captains, we were able to provide valuable feedback to our referees.  Nearly 75 reports were completed by TRU teams.  In addition, we had numerous Certified Referee Coaches complete on site reports for referees.  Teams also shared game film with referees, which we hope will continue in the future.  TRRA thanks everyone for their commitment to improving the game of rugby.  Please join us in recognizing the hard work of the following referees who have been promoted.

Referees promoting from C4 to C3:
Brett Brandon
Craig Coates
Jessie Enriquez
Craig Geaslen
Austin Ryan
Tim Wilks

RATO would also like to welcome several new referees to TRRA.  These referees are new to Texas, but not new to the whistle.  They come to us with many years of experience.  Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the TRRA.

South Region:
Wes King from Florida
Peter Lewis from England 
Central Region:
Andrew Brooks from Chicago
Pierre Levin from South Africa

The TRRA is excited to have, so many referees working towards the next level. We appreciate everyone’s dedication and hard work to themselves and to the success of the TRRA. With this group of referee leaders, the TRRA looks forward to the Spring 2013 season.Please join us in congratulating all the referees.Thank you for your hard work and dedication to improving the Texas Rugby Union.

Traci Schmidtke Young
TRRA Vice-Chairman