Referee Web Awards

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About

The Referee Website Awards are the 2011 replacement to the Referee Society Awards that ran in 2005 & 2006.

The Awards are voted on by members of RugbyRefs.com and are designed to encourage referee websites to keep up their good work. With the way that the world has turned to online information it is now as important as ever that every Referee Society & Association has some it's own web presence, or as a minimum, a respectable amount of space on their unions website. Those that don't may be missing a great opportunity to both provide themselves with good public relations to show how they server their rugby community, publicity to help bolster their membership & sponsors, and resource to help their referee obtain the required information as and when they need it.

New Awards (2011 onwards)

The new awards brought with them new eligibility criteria, the expectations of voters is also higher as the internet has moved on quite a lot from 2006. The lists below show if a website is currently eligible to be voted on for an award. Next to a cross will also be a number which shows why the website is not eligible, as well as having N/E for the years applicable.

Eligibility

To be eligible to gain a Referee Web Award the website must meet the three criteria below:

  1. The society or association must have a website.
  2. The society or association's website must be their own (i.e. it is not few pages on their unions website).
  3. The website is must be free for use by referees.

How to know if your website will be graded

As we become aware of new referee societies, associations and websites they will be listed here (and on the Referee Societies & Associations page). If they are classed as eligible (have a tick) but have an N/V rating then it is because they have been added after voting has finished and so were Not Voted. If your website is not on the list then you should contact the webmaster using the Wiki Forums at RugbyRefs.com.

Initial Grading (2013 onward)

All websites will be graded by a panel of people throughout December, and given an grade of Gold, Silver, Bronze or No Award. The panel looks for design, content, ease of use and speed when grading the site. Panel members may not grade their society/associations website.

Once graded, all Gold awards will be put forward to a vote for the various website of the year awards.

When the voting takes place

The voting for the awards takes place in December each year.

Who can vote?

Any registered member of RugbyRefs.com may vote on the awards, for the final vote (Website of the year) the vote is public so that anyone can vote.

Society/Association Websites of the Year

For each country that has more than one referee society/association website there is an award of website of the year, this is awarded to the website with the highest rating, or voted upon if more than one. The top websites for each country then are voted upon to decide which website is classed as Website of the Year.

Websites that win their countries website of the year will have a * next to their award, The website that wins website of the year will have 2 gold symbols in that years column (i.e. 11).

What do the winners get?

Any website that is voted upon to receive an award will receive an email with an mage attached that they can use on their website, the image has the year of the award upon it, and what it was awarded for. It is always appeciated for websites to link the image back to us at RugbyRefs.com but this is not a condition of receiving the award. The site may display the image with no link back whatsoever, the main reason of the award is to recognise the work that has gone on in the website, and hopefully encourage them to try for a higher award the following year, if possible.

These awards are represented by a 1, 2 , 3 or 4 in the relevant year.

What do these images look like?

The images are shown below without a year stamp and as samples.

Gold sample.png Silver sample.png Bronze sample.png

Societies, Associations & Website Awards (2011 Onwards)

An * beside the site's name means they are displaying their well deserved award proudly.

Australia

Association Currently
Eligible
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
ACT * YesY 2
Brisbane (QLD) YesY 3
Bundaberg & District (QLD) N 2 N/E
Cairns & District (QLD) N 1 N/E
Central Australian (NT) N 1 N/E
Central Coast (NSW) YesY 4
Central Highlands (QLD) N 2 N/E
Central North (NSW) N 1 N/E
Central West (NSW) YesY N/V
Darling Downs (QLD) YesY N/E
Eastern Goldfields (WA) N 1 N/E
Far North Coast (NSW) YesY N/V
Gold Coast (QLD) YesY 4
Great Southern (WA) N 1 N/E
Illawarra (NSW) N 2 N/E
Katherine (NT) N 1 N/E
Mackay & District (QLD) YesY N/V
Mid North Coast (NSW) YesY N/V
Mount Isa (QLD) N 1 N/E
Newcastle (NSW) YesY 2 *
New England (NSW) N 1 N/E
NSW RRA YesY N/V
Northern Division (WA) N 1 N/E
Northern Territory N 2 N/E
Rockhampton (QLD) N 1 N/E
South Australia YesY 4
South West WA (WA) N 1 N/E
Southern Inland YesY N/V
Sunshine Coast & District (QLD) N 2 N/E
Sydney North* YesY 2
Sydney South YesY N/V
Sydney West YesY N/V
Tasmania YesY 4
Townsville (QLD) YesY N/E
Victoria YesY 3
Western Australia YesY 3
Western Plains (NSW) N 1 N/E
Western Queensland (QLD) N 1 N/E

Canada

Society Currently
Eligible
2011 2013 2014 2015 2016
Alberta N 2 N/V N/E
British Columbia YesY 4
Calgary N 2 N/E
Edmonton YesY 3
Niagra N 1 N/E
Ontario YesY 3
Toronto & District YesY 2 *

England

Society Currently
Eligible
2011 2013 2014 2015 2016
Army N 2 N/E
Berkshire YesY 2
Bristol * YesY 1
Buckinghamshire YesY 1
Cambridge YesY 3
Central Yorkshire N 1 N/E
Cornwall YesY 4
Cumbria * YesY 3
Devon YesY 2
Dorset & Wilt * YesY 1
Durham YesY 3
Eastern Counties Federation YesY 3
East Midlands YesY 2
East Yorkshire N 1 N/E
Essex YesY N/V
Gloucester * YesY 2
Hampshire YesY 3
Hertfordshire YesY 3
Kent * YesY 1
Leicester YesY 2
Liverpool YesY N/E
London YesY 1
Manchester YesY 3
Norfolk N 1 N/E
North Midlands YesY 1
Northumberland YesY 3
North Yorkshire & Cleveland N 1 N/E
Notts, Lincs & Derby * YesY 1
Oxfordshire YesY N/V
Plymouth YesY 1
Royal Air Force N 2 N/E
Royal Navy N 2 N/E
Somerset * YesY 1
South Yorkshire N 1 N/E
Staffordshire YesY 2
Staines N 1 N/E
Suffolk N 1 N/E
Sussex YesY 2
Warwickshire * YesY 11
West Yorkshire N 1 N/E
Yorkshire Federation * YesY 2

Germany

Society Currently
Eligible
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
DRV Referees YesY 4

Hong Kong

Society Currently
Eligible
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Hong Kong * YesY 2

Ireland

Society Currently
Eligible
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Connacht YesY 2
Leinster * YesY 1*
Munster YesY 2
Ulster YesY 1

New Zealand

Society Currently
Eligible
2011 2013 2014 2015 2016
New Zealand Referees YesY 1
Auckland YesY 1
Canterbury N 2 N/E
Hawke's Bay YesY 2
King Country YesY 3
Manawatu YesY 1*
North Harbour YesY 3
Otago N 2 N/E
Taranaki YesY 2 *
Tasman N 2 N/E
Waikato N 2 N/E
Wellington YesY 2

Poland

Society Currently
Eligible
2011 2013 2014 2015 2016
Poland Referees YesY N/V

Scotland

Society Currently
Eligible
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Border YesY 2 *
Caledonia N 1 N/E
Edinburgh YesY 3
West of Scotland YesY N/V

South Africa

Society Currently
Eligible
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
South African Referees YesY 1*
Blue Bulls * YesY 3
Boland N 1 N/E
Border N 1 N/E
Eastern Province N 1 N/E
Free State N 1 N/E
Golden Lions N 2 N/E
Griffons N 1 N/E
Griquas N 1 N/E
Leopards N 1 N/E
Pumas N 1 N/E
Sharks N 1 N/E
South Western Districts N 1 N/E
Valke YesY N/V
Western Province YesY N/V

United Arab Emirates

Society Currently
Eligible
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Arabian Gulf YesY 2

United States of America

Society Currently
Eligible
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Allegheny N 2 N/E
Arizona YesY 3
Chicago * YesY 3
Deep South YesY 4
East Penn YesY 4
Florida N 2 N/E
Great Plains (Link Broken) N 2 N/E
Indiana N 2 3
Michigan YesY 4
Minnesota N 2 N/E
New England YesY 2
New York YesY 2
Northern California YesY 3
Ohio YesY N/E
Pacific Northwest YesY 3
Potomac N 2 4
Southern California * YesY 1*
South East YesY 2
Texas N 2 N/E
Virginia N 2 N/E

Wales

Society Currently
Eligible
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Cardiff YesY N/V
Gwent YesY N/V
Ospreys YesY N/V
Pontypool YesY N/V

Non Society/Association Websites

Society Currently
Eligible
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
The Ref Zone YesY 1
Arbitage-rugby (in French) YesY 1

History

RugbyRefs.com was the first site to bring in a system of rewarding those referee society & association websites that help to enhance the role of the referee. Our first awards were emailed out in March 2005. Through these awards we hoped to recognise the efforts made by some, whilst encouraging those less attractive sites to improve. Websites reviewed will gained a rating of Gold, Silver, Bronze or no award from each reviewer, and depending on the amount of reviewers, will achieve one of the following four levels:


The graphics that the site was then allowed to display on its pages are:

RugbyRefs.com Gold Whistle Award.gif RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg

Sites that didn't meet an award but would like to support the awards are asked to display the following imgae with a link to us.

RugbyRefs.com Society Participation.gif

Who was eligable to review the websites?

Any member of the RugbyRefs.com forums that is a referee was able to review sites and cast their vote to help gain a site the award it deserves.

What were the criteria?

There are two simple rules that sites and reviewers must follow:
1. Site must be upto date in it's information.
2. No referee may vote on their own society's site.


What did the reviewers look for?

The reveiwers may look for whatever they want, and grade on how they feel the site to be, however some area that we do ask people to look at is as follows:
1. domain name (easy to remember/type)
2. adverts (not too many) Sponsors are obvioulsy ok
3. pop ups adverts (none at all preferably)
4. sound (can be good or bad)
5. upto date (Should have been updated within last 30 days, Off season allows this to be relaxed to 90 days)
6. navigation (easy or hard?)
7. usefulness to referees (is it a good resource for all referees, or just that society?)
8. online appointments (can all clubs see who is refereeing them and others?)

Sites were to be regraded every year so that awards can remain current and relevant to the quality of the website.

2005/6 Awards

The websites that were graded over 2005 & 2006 were awarded ratings as follows (Please be aware that some links may no longer go to where they did in 2005/6):

 
Year Awarded
Society/Association
2005
2006
UNITED KINGDOM
Army Not Graded No Award
Berkshire
(RFU Site)
No Award RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg
Bristol Not Graded RugbyRefs.com Gold Whistle Award.gif
Cambridge No Award No Award
Cornwall Not Graded RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg
Dorset & Wilts Not Graded No Award
Durham RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg
East Midlands
(RFU Site)
RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg
Edinburgh RugbyRefs.com Gold Whistle Award.gif RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg
Gloucester
(RFU Site)
RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg
Hampshire
(RFU Site)
RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Gold Whistle Award.gif
Hertfordshire
(RFU Site)
RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg
Kent RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg
Leicester No Award RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg
Liverpool Not Graded RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg
London RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Gold Whistle Award.gif
Manchester
(RFU Site)
RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg
Norfolk, Suffolk & Essex Not Graded RugbyRefs.com Gold Whistle Award.gif
North Midlands
(RFU Site)
RugbyRefs.com Gold Whistle Award.gif RugbyRefs.com Gold Whistle Award.gif
Northumberland
(RFU Site)
RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg No Award
Notts, Lincs & Derby RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Gold Whistle Award.gif
Oxfordshire No Award No Award
Plymouth Not Graded No Award
Royal Air Force Not Graded No Site
Royal Navy Not Graded No Award
Somerset RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Gold Whistle Award.gif
Staffordshire
(RFU Site)
RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg No Site
Suffolk & North Essex Not Graded Not Graded
Sussex RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg No Award
Warwickshire
(RFU Site)
RugbyRefs.com Gold Whistle Award.gif RugbyRefs.com Gold Whistle Award.gif
Yorkshire No Award RugbyRefs.com Gold Whistle Award.gif
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
East Pennsylvania No Award RugbyRefs.com Gold Whistle Award.gif
Great Plains No Award No Award
Minnesota No Award No Award
New Englands RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg
Northern California RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg
Potomac RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg
New York No Award RugbyRefs.com Gold Whistle Award.gif
Texas RugbyRefs.com Gold Whistle Award.gif RugbyRefs.com Gold Whistle Award.gif
Virginia RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Gold Whistle Award.gif
NEW ZEALAND
Auckland RugbyRefs.com Gold Whistle Award.gif RugbyRefs.com Gold Whistle Award.gif
Canterbury RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg
King Country No Award RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg
Manawatu No Award No Award
Nelson Bays No Award No Award
North Harbour RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg
Otago RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg
Taranaki RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg
Wellington RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg
Waikato No Award No Award
AUSTRALIA
ACT Rugby RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg
Central Coast RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg
New South Wales RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg
South Australia RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg
REST OF EUROPE
Dutch RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg
German (In German) No Award RugbyRefs.com Bronze Whistle Award.jpg
AFRICA
Blue Bulls RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg RugbyRefs.com Silver Whistle Award.jpg
Zimbabwe No Award No Award
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