Welcome Tom Feeney to SCRRS.
What do you see as the biggest opportunity for SCRRS? There is 11 months of rugby in SoCal which makes for ample opportunity for referee development.
What is your goal for this next 12 months? Implementing a program for all officials to recognize opportunities for advancement, grow referee coaching and provide training for new referees especially at the youth level.
What do you see as the biggest challenge? Communication and Calibration. Communicating the needed information to the referees to ensure consistency in the application of law and game management. Calibrating the coaches to ensure consistency in the message.
What is your first step? Ensuring everyone is in WTR and current.
What do you want the SoCal Rugby Community to know about you? I am big on input and ideas. I believe it is important to promote feedback and listen to recommendations to expand our officiating pool so we can meet the growing demands of rugby in the area.