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Referee Appointments:


To request a referee for a tournament or one-off fixture, complete a Referee Request Form.
If you need to alter or change one of your scheduled fixtures (change the day, time, venue etc) you need to complete a "Notification Of Fixture Change" by giving at least 7 days clear notice.



In the Bay of Plenty we have a number of highly experienced volunteers who take care of appointing referees to games.

Appointments for Premier Mens, Division 1, Premier Womens and 1st XV matches are completed by the Appointments Committee, which is made up of the Head of Match Officials Support, Senior Appointments Manager, Panel 1 and Panel 2 Managers.

They are:


Senior Appointments Manager: VACANT


The Senior Appointments Manager is responsible for appointing referees to the following level of games:

  • Premier Mens
  • Division 1
  • Premier Womens
  • Premier Development
  • Division 2
  • Sub Union Senior Reserve
  • 1st XV (Top 4, Super 8 & Chiefs Cup)

Secondary Schools Appointments Manager: Vacant


The Secondary Schools Appointments Manager is responsible for appointing referees to the following games:

  • 1st XV Boys (Division 1-3)
  • 1st XV Girls Premier & Development
  • 2nd XV
  • Under 15 (Premiership, Championship, Development)
  • Under 14 (Premiership, Championship, Development)

Western Bay Junior Appointments Manager: Tamielle Monk

Phone: 022-515-0615
Email: tkmonk86@gmail.com

Central Bay Junior Appointments Manager: Rees Uerata

Phone: 027-373-1013
Email: teresaandrees@hotmail.com

Eastern Bay Junior Appointments Manager: Grant Moore

Phone: 027-462-9462
Email: mooremarketing0@gmail.com

The Junior Appointments Managers are responsible for appointing referees to the following games:

  • Under 13
  • Under 12
  • Under 11
  • Ellis Shield
  • AIMS Games
  • Tai Mitchell

Representative Appointments Manager: Cam Russell

Phone: 027-698-9576
Email: cam@boprugby.co.nz

The Representative Appointments Manager is responsible for appointing referees to the following games:

  • Mitre 10 Cup AR/TMO/Sideline Management Team
  • All representative matches played in Bay of Plenty region

Tournaments Appointments Manager: Jamie Bell

Phone: 021-029-14004
Email: jamox04@hotmail.com

The Tournaments Appointments Manager is responsible for appointing referees to the following:

  • All Sevens and Tens Tournaments

Junior Rugby (Under 6-10) do not have registered referees formally appointed to their fixtures by the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union. Instead, all teams are required to provide associate referees and the home team is initially responsible for appointing a referee. If they can’t provide a referee, the visiting team is asked and if they can’t provide an associate referee, then anyone can referee the game but the kids go to uncontested scrums.

As a registered referee, you’re allowed to referee junior rugby so long as it doesn’t interfere with your Bay of Plenty Rugby Union appointments. Just be sure that you’re not standing on anyone’s toes first. If a coach from the home team asks, then by all means go for it.

If you’re ever contacted directly from a club or school OR anyone to referee a match other than Under 6-10 (under 11 from 2018), please direct them to the Bay of Plenty Rugby Referees Forms and Information tab. There they will find a link to an online form titled, Referee Request Form. It is vital to the appointment process that all requests for referees come through the correct channel; that is the submission of the online Referee Request form.

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