Wendy Young – Promoted to B Panel

Wendy Young - Promoted to B PanelIt is with great pleasure that the TRRA announces the promotion of Wendy Young to B panel. Wendy has dedicated herself to the world of refereeing for many years both here in Texas and Nationally. She has always strived to set the highest of standards for match officials both on and off the field. With this promotion Wendy Young becomes the first female referee in Texas to attain this honor and again has set the bar high for all that follow in her footsteps.

The TRRA would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Wendy and say thank you for all the time, effort and sacrifice she has given to the Texas Rugby community and in particular the TRRA. We wish you all the best for your future and look forward to seeing you out in the center.

New TRRA Chairman – Scott Green

New TRRA Chairman - Scott GreenCongratulations to the new TRRA Chairman, Scott Green!

Scott has been the Vice Chairman for two years and is now stepping into the Chairman role. Along with running the day to day functions of the referee association, Scott will also be spearheading a major recruiting and training effort. The TRU is boasting 6-10 new teams a year while we are only adding 4-5 referees per year. This is priority number one for Scott and he will be working with the current referees, TRU Clubs and the TRU to host several training sessions for aspiring and beginning referees.

Scott brings plenty of experience to the role as he has been a referee in Texas for more than six years as well as his work as a USA Rugby National Panel referee. Priority number two will be a focus on working with current TRU clubs to train ARs as well as continue to foster dialogue about the application of the laws.

At the time of Scott’s nomination there were no other nominations accepted for the role of Vice Chairman. We are happy to continue looking for a suitable candidate, please reach out to Scott if interested. However, the association did decide to add regional representatives so that each region is appropriately represented and these individuals will work with Scott to develop their areas:

TRRA Regional Representatives

North Representative – Shawn Martin (smartin@texasrugbyunion.com)
Central Representative – Keith Dick (kdick@texasrugbyunion.com)
South Representative – Tim O’Gara (togara@texasrugbyunion.com)


Scott – sgreen@texasrugbyunion.com

Vice Chairman

Seeking applicants, email Scott for more details

2017 Spring Promotions

On behalf of the TRRA RATO, it is my distinct honor and privilege to announce the following referees have been promoted, effective immediately.  I personally spoke with each of them in the last 24 hours and they are all very excited to take on the next challenges. This list is not all inclusive and more promotions could be announced as early as this 7s season.  Many of you are knocking on the promotion door and we encourage you to keep up the great work.

Please take the time to reach out and congratulate your referee teammates.

Promoted to C3
John Anderson
Andrew Marshall
Promoted to C2
Ozzie Bayazitoglu
Vaughn Crowe
Vincent Fellone
Drew Low

Promoted to C1
Kelly Hodge