Special Guests NRL & NSWRL Referee Coaches Steve Clark, Steve Clapson & Phil Haines..further...more
Special Guests NRL & NSWRL Referee Coaches Steve Clark, Steve Clapson & Phil Haines..further...more
Great end to a fantastic Season 2014....Fletch mentioned at last years G9 AGM that season 2014 was all about 'fun'and enjoying your refereeing....safe to say we achieved that , and some...well done Enjoyable year, looking foward to 2015 !!!more
Well done and great effort, All the Best in your Respective GF Centres Tomorrow Sunday 28th Sept 2014more
Bernie Nix First Grade Grand Final
Scott Muir Reserve Grade Grand Final
Jake White 18's Grand Final
Brendon Compton 16's Grand Final
Zane Popple Ladies League Tag Grand Final
Well done and do well !!more
NB: L/Tag Stats only updated as of 2014
LM - Life Member - Active On Field
# Active Off Field Only within G9/Assoc
* League Tag not played during Career
# Not yet made Senior Centre Debut
Ret - Retired
SIP - Stats in Progressmore
Pic 2 - Wayne "Boo Boo" Burgun, Jake White, Barty,
Pic 3 - Kale Popple, Matt "Seldo" Seldon, Dave Cullum
Pic 4 - Max Biles, Scott Muir, Seldo,
Pic 5 - Benny "Captn" Whitby, Bernie "Nixy" Nix, Mick "MJK" Kirkman
- Please read on --more
TBC - 15. Chapple , 16. Jaco (Read next page....)more
So I’d like to announce that my fiancé gave birth to a beautiful baby boy at 1am this morning, we named him James Michael Hellowell, weighing in at 9 pounds 1 ounce and measuring at 55cm, I have attached a photo as I would like you all to see how beautiful he is "more
Well Done Toby Popple for your 50th Group Nine Match, when you officiate in the 16's match of the round Wagga Bros vs Temora,
Shane "Barto" Bartlett will make his Reserve Grade Debut Gundagai v Youngmore
Fletch - Secretary or Scott Muir Social Club when you see them at your next opportunity.more
The CRL is running Ladies League Tag Premiers Challenge on the weekend of the 11th & 12th October 2014 in Scone. Nominate through our Group Nine Referees Association. Referees must have been refereeing league tag in Group Nine this season, very good understanding of international League Tag laws as these will be ...more
Belated Congratulations to Brad Hart and Toby Popple for their efforts at the NSWRL All Schools Carnival at Penrith recently, Brad was Appointed to the 14's Grandfinal and touch Judge for the 15's, Toby also performed very well (apologies for not having Toby's info)more
Congratulations to the Temora Rugby League club for hosting their Red Day in supporting local cardiac care with the Temora Rugby league football club raising in the vicinity of $5000 on the day...please read on..more
Benny Files of sorts (Benny is involved).... Red Day Nixon Park Rd 14
On the back of their last efforts at Alfred Oval Young earlier in the season ... (read on) ...more
North Queensland Cowboys co-captain Johnathan Thurston has had enough. It's an hour into a rugby league game at Sydney's Parramatta Stadium one Friday evening in June and Thurston's team is menacing Parramatta's defensive line when they make a mistake, which prompts ...more
Congratulations Terrence Jacobs upon his Reserve Grade Debut Sunday, Tumba vs Tumut at Tumba Showground, Well Done !!
Pic 1 - Smithy
Pic 2 - Terrence RHS of Zane.more
between them that a road sign warning Livestock ahead , may actually mean exactly that and perhaps de-accelerating may be of value ... Not until they almost had a New Occupant in the front seat that it was a warning to perhaps slow down... (read on)more
If you are available to referee on this day; please contact me as soon as possible. Games 2 x 15min halves and finals 2 x 20min halves,10am start. Tony Fletcher - Director of Refereesmore
Pic 2 - Kale and Starry , doing the best warm up stretches or shaking the tremoundous amount of Harris Park mud off their boots ....(read on)..more
Congratulations to Gerard Sutton for his State Of Origin Debut when he officates in the third and deciding match next Wednesday in QLD along side Ben Cummins....Please read On....more
I was there for your First Grade Debut when Tumba played Gundagai at Adelong, time flies....more
Jon will debut for his first 18's competition match in Group Nine when he officates Tumut vs Junee at Twickenham oval on Sunday,
Congratulations on your appointments , do well !!more
Controversy" and "Video Ref" Decision ......Actually No Controversy but Now I have your attention please read on for the Re-Cap and the all important results after Round 7.....more
Times of the Early days of Rugby League in Wagga were revived when the Referee of the Magpies - Waratahs match, Austin Jones, used a Whistle which had been presented to him by the late William Archer. Mr Archer with the late Tom O'Farrell and the late Edward Tonkin, founded Rugby League Football in Wagga....Please Read on ....more
It is in no way reflects the views of any individual or the association and should be taken in a light hearted unoffensive manner.more
Jon Burgun - 16's Debut Tumut vs Young @ Twickenham Oval, Tumut
WELCOME BACK - Sean "Crackles" Byatt , Resuming his Refereeing Career in his League Tag Debut with Tumut vs Young... Good Luck !more
U'16s East Coast Dolphins vs Newcastle - Referee Toby Popple
U'16's Loser of Bidgee Bulls vs Southern Redbacks vs Loser of Western Rams vs Central Coast - Referee Brad Hartmore
(see Next Tab)more
We Appreciate there is plenty on with Touch footy, work commitments etc so if you can make it all good. Tonights Session were great, actually not quite correct ....Read On...more
Sorry but there can only be one "Nadia Moment" in our Group Nine History.
Speaking of History there was almost a Phantom Hot Chips ,Gravy and Coke EWO Moment....(read on) ...more
Special Note Scott , Sam & Ben donated their Match Fees to the Charity of the Day, Wagga Sub Branch of the RSL.
Brian Walker and John Hetherington Vietnam Veterans enjoyed their day with John Umpa Hetherington Tossing the coin for the Kick off of the Wagga Kangaroos vs Wagga Bros match.more
Nevyl was also North Sydney Front Row forward and Captain and played for NSW in 1947-48. Played for Australia during the Second Test NZ in 1948, 1948/49 Kangaroo Tour and played ..more
Different type of Pre-season but sure after the bumps, bruises, cuts it was all good ! Well Done !!more
1.The next Association General Meeting will be held on THURSDAY, 17/04/2014 at the Wagga RSL Club – in the Bowlers Meeting Room – at 7:30pm.
And NOT on Thursday, 10/04/2014!more
Saturday 29th, Wagga Kangaroos interclub trial game at McDonalds Park.
Saturday 29th, at Albury 2014 Reconciliation Cup at Greenfield Park.
Sunday 30th, at Temora Nixon Park, 2014 Kelly Cup Temora vs West Wyalong.
Read on for Referees appointed.....more
/ McDonalds Park
GAMES are 25 minute halves with no time off for injuries. Round games can end in a draw at fulltime. The Grand Final game will be 30 minute halves with no time off except for a serious injury..continue ..more
New Referees, Junior and Senior Referees your attendence is encouraged,
Wagga Saturday 15th March 2014, Cootamundra 16th March 2014 .(read on..)more
(Pic Jake & Scott prior to U/20's Kick off)more
(31st January 2014-2nd Feb 2014) .....more
Assistants to the Director of Referees : Alan Jacobson (LM), John Hetherington, Tony Young (LM) and Graeme Coulton NB: with approval to add additional persons if available.
Brian Walker (LM) was again elected as the Group 9 RL Treasurer 2014
Mick Rudd (LM) G9 RL Judiciary Panel 2014more
B) If you are interested in undertaking and completing Level 1 or Level 2 Refs Coaches courses planned to be held in 2014 at venues previously advised - if there are sufficent nominations recieved Please contact Tony Fletcher ASAPmore
Officiated in Group Nine during Seasons 2005-2008 before relocating for Work Opportunities for himself and wife Jenna,
Joined the Central Coast Referees Association under Referees Director and NRL Referee Shayne Hayne from season 2009.more
14 from England, 4 Australia, 2 New Zealand, 2 France.
Australia will be represented by Ben Cummins, Shayne Hayne, Ashley Klein , Grant Atkins...and the link to our own Group Nine Referees ...read on ....more
Congratulations to Jake White for achieving our highest award
2013 Group Nine Referee Association - Referee of the Year.more
Well Done Nixy on an outstanding Achievement and to Celebrate this milestone during your 12th First Grade Grand final is Deserving of a Fantastic Milestone.more
Saturday included a Fitness Session by Cam Black - NRL Strength & Conditioning Co-Ordinator, Address by CRLRA President William Drury, Key Note Speaker Daniel Anderson - NRL High Performance Manager, Laws Review - Referee D/O's, On-Field Coaching by NRL Referees Gavin Badger, Ben Cummins, Grant Atkins, Dave Munro,
Sunday continued with Laws Quiz with NRL Development Officers, Social Media Talk with Melissa Sevil AFP, CRL Report - Terry Quinn & Bert Lowrie, Guest Speaker - Trent Barrett, Presentation of Tony Young Shield. Well Done to all those attending from all reports it was another invaluable experience and Great Success.more
The Match played will be a Toyota Cup U/20's Fixure between
Canberra vs Melbourne.
The Touring Referees Party to visit the Border City for the first Trial Match of the season will included:
G9 Referees Director & LM : Alan Jacobson, Senior Referees 1 on 1 Mentor & LM : Tony Fletcher,
Referees : Scott Muir & Jake White
Touch Judges/Referees: Mark Daly & Sam Went.more
our Group Referees History booklet, Scott requires your Refereeing Resume,
photos, and stories during your time as a Group Nine Referee.
Please Contact Scott on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0420 774 115 (text or ring after hours)
## If you Also know how to contact Peter Hay, Lindsay Regent
and Wayne Marshall or any former referees please advise Scott. Your Assistance is appreciated.more
at our AGM as our Newest Life Member.
Nominated Scott Muir, 2nd Nomination Alan Jacobson
Bernie having previously received his referees ticket and introduced to Refereeing in the late 1980's with the Balmain Referees Association. Then Joined the Group Nine Referees Association at the start of season 1996.
During this time Bernie's refereeing resume is of the highest standard and not just within Group Nine but within Country NSW and any Refereeing association around Australia.
To date as of Grand final Day 2012, Bernie has refereed a total of 376 Group Nine Matches, of these matches (299) First Grade Appointments, (50) Reserve Grade, (15) under 18's and (12) Under 16's Refereeing centre appointments. Season 1998 was Bernie's Introduction into the Grand final refereeing appointment arena, along side fellow touch judge Scott Muir and headed by Centre Reserve Grade Referee Cole Levy. Season 1999 Bernie Achieved his first centre Grand final appointment upon controlling the U/16's of that year. Season 2000 Bernie debut as First Grade Grand final Touch judge along side Brian Alston with Tony Fletcher controlling the First Grade Grand final match between Wagga Kangaroos vs Tumbarumba. The Following Season (2001) Nixy as commonly known progressed to his debut First Grade Grand final centre refereeing appointment.And the rest as they say has now become history'. Currently Bernie is seated 3rd of our current all time official association match appointments with Jack Castle 403 and Tony Fletcher 688 heading the list. Of Bernie's 299 First Grade matches, currently he is in the company of just 7 Referees to have reached the milestone of 200 plus First Grade refereeing appointments and
just 1 match short of achieving 300 First Grade Matches, with Tom Spain 300 and Tony Fletcher 393 First Grade appointments ahead of him. Topping Bernie's further personal achievements within our Group Nine Referees association include but not limited too:
Bernie is credited as the 2nd most Capped First Grade Grand final Referee in our Group Nine 41 Year Association History with 11 First Grade Grand final appointments ,
just Tom Spain heads the list with 13 and Tony Fletcher 6 First Grade grand final appointments. Bernie holds our association First Grade Grand final record of having referee 11 consecutive first grade Grand finals, with Tom Spain 2nd with his 10 consecutive First Grade appointments. Further refereeing achievements continues with Bernie currently 2nd in our Group Nine history, having being appointed to 12 Group Nine Grand finals with Tom Spain 14 heading the list and Scott Muir 3rd on the list with 11 Group Nine Grand final centre appearances. Bernie's contribution both on and off the field has been of an outstanding level. And his list of achievements continues with Group Nine Referees Association Referee of the year award in Season 2003. Group Nine Board's Referee of the Year in season 2004, 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010 Bernie has also been our Leader as President of our Group Nine Referees Association both on and off the field upon his this official role during seasons 2009/2010/2011/2012. Bernie has been the yardstick of what was required to achieve at the highest level of on-field performance within Group Nine for over a decade, and certainly the catalyst for peer referees to increase their own personal refereeing standard and increased standards of refereeing throughout our association amongst many members.more
at the Rivergum Restaurant at Gumly on Friday Night 5th October 2012.
An Entertaining & Successful night was enjoyed by all.
Referee of the Year - Scott Muir
Presidents Award - Tony Fletcher
Most Improved Referee - Sean Byatt
Tony Young Award - Sean Byatt
Most Improved Mini League - Lee Ashworth,
Mod League Most Consistent - Toby Popple,
Most Consistent International - Kale Popple
Most Improved - Dave Cullum
Encouragement Award - Nathan Starrmore
In Goal Ben Whitby & Brett Cowan
Res Grade Referee Bernie Nix T/Judges - Greg Smith & Chris Mannion,
In Goal Kale Popple & Terrence Jacobs
League Tag Referee Matt Seldon T/Judges Sean Byatt & Toby Popple
18's - Referee Mark Daly T/Judges - James Well & Ben Cramp,
In Goal Doug Hellowell & Mick Hellowell
16's - Referee Sam Went T/Judges - Wayne Burgun & Zane Popple,
In Goal Craig Webster & Mark Hooper
Stand by Referee Chris Mannion (16's)more
Under 11's -Turvey Park vs Magpies Black - Referee Kristy Clegg , Tjs - Daniel Harply/Nathan Starr
Under 12's - Turvey Park vs Kangaroos White - Referee Sean Byatt , Tjs - Kristy Clegg/Dave Cullum
Under 13's - Kangaroos vs Magpies - Referee Toby Popple Tjs - Dave Cullum/Sean Bremer
Under 14's - Turvey Park vs Brothers - Referee Kale Popple Tjs - Sean Byatt/Toby Popple
Under 15's - Turvey Park vs Brothers - Referee Mick Kirkman , Tjs - Damon Kaylock/Toby Popplemore
150th - Group Nine Match Mark Daley (1st Tumut vs Tumbarumba @ Tumut)
50th - Senior Match Chris Mannion (Res Junee vs Gundagai @ Junee)
30th - League Tag Match and currently Most Matches as League Tag Referee
Zane Popple (South City vs Coota @ Harris P)more
confirmation from the CRLRA appointments Board and is happy to announce the
Congratulations to the following referees for their First Grade appointments
for the NSW Country Bulls vs. Victoria match on Saturday 21st July.
Referee : Scott Muir
Touch Judges: Jake White and Mark Hoopermore
are holding a Trivia Night at the Rules Club Wagga.
Starting 7pm with Tables of 8 at $10 per person.
Some Excellent Prizes have been organised so Please contact
Terrence Jacobs on 0402 705 973 , BOOK NOW !!!!more
Sam makes his debut in the match featuring Gundagai & Tumbarumba at Adelong. It is a nice reward for Sam who has refereed the last three Under 16's Grand Finals and is a member of the Southern NSW CRLRA Development Squad.more
Scott Muir, (pictured) Group 9 Referees Association 'Historian', and Active Member, is set to reach a huge milestone in 2012.
Muir will join an elite club in the ranks of Group 9 Rugby League should everything going according to plan. Round 1 will be Muir's 199th First Grade fixture. Meaning in Round 2 (presuming he is appointed to 1st Grade again) it will be his 200th First Grade fixture....
But there is more, Muir will become only the 10th member of very special group of people, as it also doubles as his 300th Group 9 match. Congratulations Scott, hopefully there is another 300 to come..
To see a list of all the members that are a part of the '300 Club' please view more.more
With the start of the Group 9 Rugby League season this coming weekend, we would like to remind all players, clubs, officials and supporters that the Country Rugby League have endorsed the Tough Love in League policy for implementation across the CRL.
The TLiL program was launched to curb unsportsmanlike behaviour from all parties involved in junior rugby league and applies to all underage matches (i.e. U/18's and below). For further details on the TLiL program please view the article further below on this page.more
With the pre-season now officially over, Round 1 in Group 9 Rugby League kick's off for 2012 this coming weekend 21st & 22nd April 2012. Group 9 Referees Association would like to welcome all of it's new members for the year, and wish the best of luck to all clubs this season. For up to date news on the referees association, please keep coming back here. You will find articles, appointments, and many other interesting reads throughout the season. To view the 2012 G9RL draw please visit the G9RL website:more
A big thanks to everyone who helped out on the day with the referees course in Wagga on 25th March. Pat Walsh and Tony Fletcher for running it and Terrance Jacobs, Kale Popple and Zane Popple for providing lunch and drinks throughout the day. Please click more for a brief report.
If you're interested in refereeing and weren't able to attend the course please email Ben Whitby - email@example.com or call him on 0487 786 184.more
The Tough Love in League policy which was introduced in a trial in NSWRL junior competitions in season 2011 has been fully endorsed by the Country Rugby League and will apply to all matches in the CRL (including Group 9) from Under 13's through to (and including) Under 18's. Please click more to view the PDF file.more
Jack Underwood is a past Illawarra international referee who went on to become a journalist with the Illawarra Mercury.
The following extract is from an article that Jack wrote about refereeing on Saturday July 22 1961.
Please click more to view the article.more
Any members, family and their friends who are wanting to participate in the Group 9 Referees 2012 Footy Tipping competition please take note that the competition will be run this year via the footytips.com.au website rather than by Scott processing the tips individually on a weekly basis.
To get details of the new format and to register please email Scott Muir at firstname.lastname@example.org and Scott will send you the invitation link to join.more
Pre-Season training for the Group 9 Referees Association commenced Tuesday 7th February around Willians Hill. The turn-out was average with around 8 members present.
Group 9 Referees encourages anyone who is interested in becoming a referee (young or old) to join us each Tuesday, meeting at the BBQ Area at the Botanical Gardens, 6.00pm.more
Group 9 Referees Association are proud to announce two new sponsorship deals for the 2012 season and beyond, with Hume Building Society coming on board as a major sponsor and Metroll - Wagga Wagga as a sleeve sponsor. We look forward to our partnerships with both of these organisations and thank them for their support. Steel Supplies Wagga are still proud sponsors and have now became major sponsors also.more
Group 9 Referees will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 27th of October 2011 at the Wagga Wagga RSL Club, starting at 7.30.
All active and non-active members are invited to attend, as well as anyone interested in discussing anything during the General Meeting to held immediately afterwards.more
The Group 9 Referees Association annual presentation night was held on Saturday, 8th October 2011 at the Australian Homestead Motor Lodge, Gumly Gumly - where Jake White was awarded referee of the year for 2011. Congratulations to him and this is the second year in a row Jake has won this award. Many thanks for the hospitality shown by the people at the Australian Homestead it was once again a great night for all. A big thanks also to association members Scott Muir and Sam Went for organising and hosting the night. For list of all the award winners on the night please click more.more
Welcome to Group 9 Referees Assocation new website. It is currently under construction and you begin to find recent new, events, newsletters, appointments and all matters relating to refereeing being updated on this website. Please be aware that some pages may have no content at this stage.more