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Referee Management Executive

At the commencement of each year the Appointments Panel (formerly the Referee Advisory Group), made up of an area representative from each sub union, a Bay of Plenty Rugby Union representative and a Bay of Plenty Rugby Union Board representative meet to select the Referee Management Executive for the 12 month season.

The current Appointments Panel is:

Western Bay of Plenty

David Hodgson

Eastern Bay of Plenty

Dayle Johnston

Central Bay of Plenty

Geoff Kaye

Bay of Plenty Rugby Union

Pat Rae

Bay of Plenty Rugby Union Board

John Dowling


David Hodgson

The Referee Management Executive is a six person skill based selection panel charged with driving the strategic direction of the Bay of Plenty Rugby Referees. The new Referee Management Executive (RME) for the 2017 season consists of:

Governance Manager: Sam Fellows

Finance Portfolio: Stephen Wheeler
Judiciary Portfolio: Geoff Kaye
Statistics and Records: Malcolm Langdon
Workplace Health and Safety: Sam Fellows

Game Management: Geoff Kaye

Senior Appointments Manager: Ian Crowe
Schools Appointments Manager: Shane Forward
Junior Appointments Manager: Malcolm Langdon
Interchange Manager: Pat Rae
Education & Training Co-Ordinator: Roland Bolton

Resources Manager: David Hodgson

Gear Steward: Grant Wilson
Recruitment/Retention: Pat Rae
Communications (Social and mainstream media): Thomas Bowater
Social organiser: Roland Bolton

Match Officials Coaching/Support Manager – Craig Reilly

Coaching Co-Ordinator: Craig Reilly
1. Premier Panel Manager-Tony Dunlop
2. “B” Panel Manager-Kelly Greer
3. “C” Panel Manager-Pat Rae
4. Junior Panel Manager-Stephen Wheeler
5. 1st Year Referee Panel Manager-Sam Fellows

Strength and Conditioning Coach: Cameron Hodgson
Law Programmer: Grant Wilson

Bay of Plenty Rugby Union Board Representative: John Dowling

Bay of Plenty Rugby Union Representative: Pat Rae

Minutes of R.M.E Meetings:

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