• Referee Web Award Results

    The main Referee Web Awards Voting is over, our members looked at websites and judged on looks, content, Referee usefulness and Public Relations ability, as well as other things. To be eligible the website must be:-


    • Based on it's own site (i.e. not part of a unions site, RugbyFirst & RugbyNet are acceptable as they can be customised to be their own site).
    • It must be free for referees to use.
    • It must be predominantly for referees (applies to non society/association sites).


    The top website from each country (unless a country has less than two websites) also get that countries Website of the year, and a public vote to be commenced shortly (yes, public, so anyone can vote on it) to decide the Best Referee Society/Association Website of 2011.

    Without further ado I am pleased to be able to announce the following awards.

    The following websites have been judged to be excellent and in turn have achieved 2011 Gold Awards, Awards will be emailed to the web masters shortly.



    Arbitrage Rugby (FRA)
    Auckland (NZL)
    Bristol (ENG)
    Buckinghamshire (ENG)
    Dorset & Wilts (ENG)
    Kent (ENG)
    Leinster (IRE)
    London (ENG)
    Manawatu (NZL)
    New Zealand Referee (NZL)
    NLD (ENG)
    North Midlands (ENG)
    Plymouth (ENG)
    Somerset (ENG)
    South African Referees (RSA) - Automatically 2011 African Website of the Year.
    Southern California (USA) - Automatically 2011 USA Society Website of the Year.
    The Ref Zone (ENG)
    Ulster (IRE)
    Warwickshire (ENG)

    The following websites have been judged as Silver Award Winners.


    Australian Capital Territory (AUS)
    Border (SCO) - Automatically 2011 Scottish Society Website of the Year.
    Connacht (IRE)
    Devon (ENG)
    East Midlands (ENG)
    Gloucester (ENG)
    Hawke's Bay (NZL)
    Hong Kong (ROW)
    Leicester (ENG)
    Munster (IRE)
    Newcastle (AUS)
    New England (USA)
    New York (USA)
    South East (USA)
    Sussex (ENG)
    Staffordshire (ENG)
    Sydney North (AUS)
    Taranaki (NZL)
    Toronto & District (CAN) - Automatically 2011 Canadian Society Website of the Year.
    United Arab Emirates (ROW)
    Wellington (NZL)
    Yorkshire (ENG)

    The following have been judged as being Bronze Award Winners:


    Arizona (USA)
    Blue Bulls (RSA)
    Brisbane (AUS)
    Cambridge (ENG)
    Chicago (USA)
    Cumbria (ENG)
    Durham (ENG)
    Eastern Counties (ENG)
    Edinburgh (SCO)
    Edmonton (CAN)
    Germany (ROW)
    Hampshire (ENG)
    Hertfordshire (ENG)
    Indiana (USA)
    King Country (NZL)
    Manchester (ENG)
    North Harbour (NZL)
    Northumberland (ENG)
    Northern California (USA)
    Ontario (CAN)
    Pacific Northwest (USA)
    Victoria (AUS)
    Western Australia (AUS)

    I would like to congratulate all webmasters on their time and effort to keep their referee related websites unto date and useful for their referees. As stated before webmasters will receive their awards in their email this week, there is no requirement to link to us in order to display it, it is purely an appreciation of the efforts. For those that didn't get gold, we hope that it will serve as encouragement to improve for next years awards.






    Comments 8 Comments
    1. DrSTU's Avatar
      DrSTU -
      Go SoCal
    1. Robert Burns's Avatar
      Robert Burns -
      Email sent, CC'd to you Stu, just incase it doesn't get to the webmaster.
    1. DrSTU's Avatar
      DrSTU -
      I'd already put it on our facebook page
    1. Robert Burns's Avatar
      Robert Burns -
      lol, good job!
    1. Robert Burns's Avatar
      Robert Burns -
      All emails have now been sent.

      If you have not received an email, it means the contacts section on your website is not working properly, or is sending people to the wrong place.

      Not good!
    1. Phil E's Avatar
      Phil E -
      Warwickshire's Gold Award is on our front page.

      http://www.warwickref.com/
    1. Robert Burns's Avatar
      Robert Burns -
      As I see, as is Leinster's & Hong Kong's.

      Hopefully more to follow, they should all be very proud of their efforts.
    1. downtime's Avatar
      downtime -
      Quote Originally Posted by Robert Burns View Post
      As I see, as is Leinster's & Hong Kong's.

      Hopefully more to follow, they should all be very proud of their efforts.
      Delighted with our award in Leinster. Going for Number 1 next year.
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