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Management Group

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 Group for the 12 month season.

The current Appointments Panel is:

Western Bay of Plenty

Sam Fellows SBFellows@hotmail.com

Eastern Bay of Plenty

Grant Moore mooremarketing0@gmail.com

Central Bay of Plenty

Gary Dender g.k.dender@xtra.co.nz

Bay of Plenty Rugby Union Referee Manager


Bay of Plenty Rugby Union Board

Phil Barnett

The Referee Management Group (RMG) is a seven person skill based panel charged with driving the strategic direction of the Bay of Plenty Rugby Referees. The 2019 RMG is:

David Hodgson

Chairman: David Hodgson

Sam Fellows

Governance Manager: Sam Fellows

Grant Moore

Resources Manager: Grant Moore

Gary Dender

Game Management: Gary Dender

Craig Reilly

Match officials Support: Craig Reilly


BOPRU Board Rep: Phil Barnett


BOPRU Staff: VACANT (Referee Manager)

2019 RMG and Portfolio Holders

CURRENT VACANT PORTFOLIO ROLES: (Click to view Position Descriptions)

Referee Coach Coordinator (Pat Rae and Craig Reilly jontly) NOW FILLED!

Div2 Dev Sen Res Sen Schs Panel Manager

Minutes Of 2019 Meetings








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