Re Saturday 2nd September
We’ve got a ref for this weekend but in addition to the couple of stalwarts who have put their hands up, we are going to struggle for club refs unless we have a pool of 3 or 4 to spread the load and non-availability.
All, just for info, I have received this from Mike Firby listing the order he has to prioritise for appointing referees.
Order of Appointments season 2017/8 Cumbria Referees
(Following RFU Guidelines renewed 14/08/2017)
North One West / East Level 6 Penrith St Benedict’s Carlisle
Nat West Schools U18
North Lancs. /Cumbria Level7 Hawcoat Park Aspatria Wigton Keswick
Saturday Colts Wigton Carlisle Egremont
RFU intermediate Cup Games School1st xv CB u16/u18
Cumbria 1 and North West Leagues Division 1 North Level 8
Millom Furness Carlisle 2 Whitehaven Egremont Windermere Cockermouth Silloth Workington Upper Eden Kirkby Lonsdale 2 Kendal 2
Carlisle/Kendal Senior Ladies RFU Senior Vase BUCS Tier 4 (Cumbria univ) U15 and U18 Club games
Nat West Schools U15
Cumbria 2 and North West Leagues Division 2 North Level 9
Workington 2 Keswick 2 Cockermouth2 Ambleside Egremont 2 Aspatria 2 Whitehaven 2 Wigton 2 Moresby Creighton Penrith 2
Workington Ladies Female U15/18 Club games School games below 1st xv
North West Leagues Division 3/4North Level 10
Kirkby Lonsdale 3 Upper Eden 2 Hawcoat Park 2
School Games below 1st xv
As you can see our second team is at the bottom of the list so it is extremely unlikely we will get a referee appointed all this season.
There are nominally 19 refs available this season if everyone is fit and available, so you can see there will be problems. Currently there is only me, Danny Shovelton (Millom) and Jason Brown (Windermere) in the society below a line from Egremont to Keswick. Danny is currently injured and Jason is self-employed and works some Saturdays.
If we do get a ref it will cost as they will be travelling.
If anyone wants to come forward as a club referee or even join the society, you will be more than welcome, you might even enjoy it. Please let me know.
P.S. for anyone involved in youth rugby, I am not available to referee on any Sunday.