Following are the game day procedures for all rugby games in Florida.
Posted on 1/14/2014 1:31:20 PM
Following are the game day procedures
for all rugby games in Florida.
This is protocol for all matches.
Specific protocols for friendly/league games are listed below.
Assignments will be posted no later
than the Sunday prior to the upcoming match at http://www.rugbyfl.com.
The referee then needs to be confirmed
with KO and match location no later than the Wednesday prior to the match. If you do not confirm your referee by Wednesday they will
be re-assigned and you WILL NOT get a referee for your match. If you confirm
then cancel after the Wednesday deadline (Thursday onward) then you will be
charged the referee match fee. If this is due to a last minute cancellation by
a visiting FRU club the home club can petition FRU to bill the visiting club
the match fee.
The referee contact list may be found
on the FRRA website: www.flrugbyreferees.org
The referee’s match fee is paid by the
home club at the venue on the day in accordance with the fee schedule listed
below ($60 per match, abbreviated matches ie. B games will be paid at a rate of
$1.00 per minute not to exceed normal match fee of $60). Ref fees are paid
prior to kickoff. Travel fees are paid (0.25/mile) for friendly matches but not
for league games.
Any changes to matches, league or
friendly, need to be confirmed with the FRRA VP, Gerry Fitzgerald ([email protected]), and if a league game,
also confirmed with the VP of competitions for that division. Normal KO is at
2PM. If a different KO is required, this needs to be approved by the FRRA.
Referees are to be requested via the
FRRA VP, Gerry Fitzgerald ([email protected]),
for all matches including friendlies.
If you are concerned about paying
travel fees for friendlies and have a local certified ref, you can contact Gerry
and let him know you have confirmed a local, certified ref, and he can either
approve or deny the assignment; you will need to provide the referees name and
contact 7 days before the end of the calendar month for the next month’s
schedule (the month of your match. Ie.: if match is in October you need to let
him know by 9/23). This assures that assigned referees are current with their
certification and that there is liability coverage for the match with use of a
You cannot use non-certified referees
like coaches or alums to referee your matches as there is an increase in
liability as well as a likely decrease in match quality due to using someone
that is not current or trained. Playing a match with a non-certified referee
may result in fines and club suspension.
The club requesting the referee is
responsible for the payment of the match fee and travel expenses if requested
by the referee, at the venue on the day of the match. Travel fees are paid
(0.25/mile) for friendly matches but not for league games.
Schedules are sent by the competitions
chair to the FRRA on behalf of all clubs.
The referee’s travel expenses and the
assistant referee’s travel expenses (if assigned) are reimbursed by the FRRA
for League games but not for friendly games. When certified assistant referees
are assigned or requested, the home club is responsible for the match fee to
each individual AR.
Any changes to matches, league or
friendly, need to be confirmed with the FRRA VP, Gerry Fitzgerald, and if a
league game, also confirmed with the VP of competitions for that division.
Match Fee Pay Scale per game
All Referees $60 (paid by Home Team).
AR’s $30 (paid by Home Team). Referee Coach/Assessor $20 (paid by FRRA).
If you have any questions regarding
referees, please contact Gerry Fitzgerald at [email protected].