SERRS AGM Notes
February 07, 2019
The Southeast Rugby Referee Society (SERRS) held their annual meeting in January. Approximately 35 referees attended the all-day event that was held in Columbia, South Carolina. This meeting is a time where the referees collaborate, review game management guidelines, discuss laws, and also make plans for the upcoming spring, summer, and fall seasons. There were many presentations given throughout the day in regards to scrum management, using advantage during a match, managing at the tackle and breakdown, and reviewing World Rugby and USA Rugby guidelines.
The main purpose behind this annual meeting is an effort to get as many of our referees in one location so that we're able to communicate a set standard for going into the season. Referees are also encouraged by being able to talk and discuss throughout the day with other referees the different challenges that they face on match day. All referees are working to create the best atmosphere for rugby players to be able to play. This annual meeting is a very important way to try and accomplish this mission.
The SERRS AGM is open to others in the rugby community whether you are a player, coach, or fan. Make plans to attend the next AGM in January of 2020. Working together and building relationships between referees and clubs is vital to the growth of the sport in the region. It also provides the ability to see the work and effort that referees put into trying to better themselves in an effort to provide you a better experience on the rugby field.
If you'd like to learn more about the Southeast Rugby Referee Society or are interested in becoming a referee, please visit their website.
The entire region is in need of new and experienced referees. As the number of players increase throughout the region, so too does the need for quality referees.