News

16/09/17 (Sat)
Category: Announcements
Posted by: Hon. Secretary

Our Annual Life Members Reunion & Presentation Night was held on Friday 15th September, at the home of our Major Sponsor, Canterbury League Club.

 

With 60+ members, invited guests and sponsors in attendance, a great night was had by all as we paid tribute to all our Life Members, past and present for their dedication and commitment to making our Association what it is to this day. The night was also a chance to thank our sponsors for all their support for another season, as well as recognising achievements on and off the field by various members throughout 2017!

 

The night ended with the always entertaining 'Sorbent Awards' and we look forward to a bit of a break during the off season, before gearing up for another big year in 2018!

 

 

Congratulations to all our Major Award Winners:

 

  • CLUBB-JOHNSON TROPHY - Awarded to the Referee who finishes the season ranked #1, therefore doing the highest Grand Final possible

 

2017 Recipient - Joseph Tesoriero

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  • MATTHEWS-STYLES TROPHY - This trophy is awarded to a referee who is in their first season with CBRA (having not refereed before) and is judged on on field performance, commitment to training, meetings and social functions. This is voted on by the Committee each season

 

2017 Recipient - Matthew Gomes

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  • FARRELLY-DICK TROPHY - This trophy is awarded each season to the referee judged as 'most improved' and is voted on by the Director of Referees and Assistants.

 

2017 Recipient - Aaron McGeoch

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  • ARCHER-GARWOOD AWARD - This award is the only award within the Association that is voted on by the members. It is a 'Members Member' award and is for 'Outstanding contribution to the Association within that season.

 

2017 Recipient - Daniel Gardner

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  • LEO RANDLE AWARD - This award is an extremely prestigious award within our Association, named after former Life Member and President, Mr Leo Randle who will be forever remembered as the Godfather of the Association. This award is for distinguished service over a minimum of 25 consecutive years.

 

2017 Recipient - Lionel Brown

 

 

 

15/06/17 (Thu)
Category: Announcements
Posted by: Hon. Secretary
CBRA Annual Blue & White Cabaret 2017

Our Annual Blue & White Cabaret was held on Sunday 11th June at the home of our Major Sponsor, Canterbury League Club.

119 people including members, guests and sponsors enjoyed a wonderful night, with the highlight of the night being Adam Gee becoming the 84th Life Member of Canterbury Referees!

Special mention to Social Secretary Nathan Loveday and his Social Committee (Kim Archer, Joshua Mabon & Anthony Harb) for putting together a wonderful evening!


10/02/17 (Fri)
Category: Announcements
Posted by: Hon. Secretary
2017 AGM ELECTION RESULTS

The 95th Annual General Meeting of the Association was held on Thursday 9th February @ the home of our Major Sponsor, Canterbury League Club.

It was announced on the night that Adam Gee will become the 84th Life Member of the Association. Adam will receive his Life Members blazer at the 2017 Blue & White Cabaret.

Congratulations to the following members who obtained positions for Season 2017

PATRONS: Dr. George Peponis, Arthur Coorey & Raelene Castle

PRESIDENT: Paul Archer (UNOPPOSED)

VICE-PRESIDENT: Brad Zarb (UNOPPOSED)

HON. SECRETARY: Daniel Gardner (UNOPPOSED)

HON. TREASURER: Gavin Beecroft (UNOPPOSED)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY: Peter Chayna (UNOPPOSED)

SOCIAL SECRETARY: Nathan Loveday (UNOPPOSED)

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Kim Archer & Aaron McAndrew (UNOPPOSED)

DELEGATE NSWRLRA: Joseph Tesoriero (BALLOT)
DEPUTY DELEGATE: Joshua Mabon (BALLOT)

DELEGATE CBDJRL: John Maarbani (BALLOT)
DEPUTY DELEGATE: Anthony Harb (BALLOT)

SOCIAL COMMITTEE: Kim Archer, Joshua Mabon, Anthony Harb (BALLOT)

GEAR COMMITTEE: Nathan Loveday, Kane Thorburn, Mariam Rifaie (BALLOT)

**PLEASE NOTE ALL OTHER REMAINING POSITIONS WERE DEFERRED UNTIL THE ADJOURNED AGM**
11/12/16 (Sun)
Category: General
Posted by: Hon. Secretary
Thanks to all members and their families who attended our Annual Christmas Party held on Sunday 2nd December @ Revesby AMF Bowling. With over 50 in attendance on the day it was a great way to finish off Season 2016. Special thanks to Santa for finding time in his busy schedule to pay the kids a visit!

For photos from the day, please head to the Photo Albums Section!
20/09/16 (Tue)
Category: Announcements
Posted by: Hon. Secretary
LIFE MEMBERS REUNION 2016

The 2016 Life Members Reunion was held at Canterbury League Club on Friday 16th September. With 70+ members and guests in attendance, it was a fantastic night!

For photos from the night please go to the photo albums section of the website.

Congratulations to all award winners for this season, all winners were worthy recipients!

Clubb-Johnson Trophy (Referee ranked #1 for the season)
Nathan Loveday

Farrelly-Dick Trophy (Most Improved Referee)
Joshua Mabon

Matthews-Styles Award (First year referee who excelled in all aspects)
Nathan Fayad

Archer-Garwood Award (Outstanding Contribution to the Association in the Calendar Year)
Nathan Loveday

Leo Randle Award (Outstanding Contribution to the Association for a prolonged period, 25+ years) Wayne Loveday
12/07/16 (Tue)
Category: Announcements
Posted by: Hon. Secretary
Robert Culkin honoured at Rugby League Central

Happy Birthday to Mr Robert Culkin, who turns 100 today, Tuesday 12th July, 2016

Robert joined Canterbury Referees in 1943 after requesting a transfer from Wests. He was then Graded between 1944-1949. Robert rejoined our Association in 2008, which was quite fittingly the 'Centenary of Rugby League'

Robert was honoured yesterday at Rugby League Central in Moore Park. Robert was on hand to present the State of Origin 3 Officials with their on field jerseys. Gerard Sutton then presented Robert with an honorary jersey of his own.

In presenting the commemorative jersey to Robert, Gerard Sutton said "Robert and his colleagues really dug the well that we drink from. Thank you for your legacy and it is that legacy we will try to uphold when we walk onto the field on Wednesday night"

14/06/16 (Tue)
Category: Announcements
Posted by: Hon. Secretary

Annual Blue & White Cabaret 2016

 

Our Annual Blue & White Cabaret was held in the Blueberry Hill Room @ Canterbury Leagues Club on Sunday 12th June and was a fantastic night with 130+ people in attendance. In attendance were special guests, patrons and sponsors as well as members and their family & friends. It was great to see so many young members, and just goes to show our future is promising!

 

Well done to our Social Committee (comprising of Nathan Loveday, Kim Archer, Aaron McAndrew & Josh Mabon) who ensured the night ran smoothly and everyone enjoyed themselves.

 

The highlight of the night was Barry Belford receiving his Life Membership - this was thouroughly deserved for a member who has had 2 stints as a Canterbury Referee and always puts his hand up to help out whenever possible. Barry typifies what it means to be a Life Member and his many years of service and dedication are greatly appreciated, and thus recognised on Sunday night!

 

Congratulations to Barry Belford who received his Life Membership on the night.

04/03/16 (Fri)
Category: Announcements
Posted by: Hon. Secretary

Junior Development Program

 

It is with great pleasure we announce that CBRA have formed a JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM for 2016. The aim of this program is to talent identify and put young referees on the right path who wish to commit to Junior Reps in the future.

 

Nathan Loveday (Training & Development Coordinator) has put this program together, and with the endorsement of the Committee will be running it for Season 2016.

 

Any member who is interested in taking part must send their expression of interest to the Secretary (cbrasecretary@outlook.com), no later than Friday 18th March 2016.

 

Thanks,

 

Daniel Gardner

Hon. Secretary

CBDRLRA Inc.

25/02/16 (Thu)
Category: Announcements
Posted by: Hon. Secretary
2016 AGM Election Results

Patrons : George Peponis, Raelene Castle, Arthur Coorey (Unopposed)

President : Paul Archer (Unopposed)

Vice President : Brad Zarb (Ballot)

Hon. Secretary : Daniel Gardner (Unopposed)

Hon. Treasurer : Gavin Beecroft (Unopposed)

Assistant Secretary : Peter Chayna (Unopposed)

Committee Members : Kim Archer, Lionel Brown (Ballot)

Social Secretary : Nathan Loveday (Unopposed)

Auditors : John Maarbani, John McCormack, Ian Butler (Unopposed)

Delegate NSWRLRA : Joseph Tesoriero (Ballot)

Dep. Delegate NSWRLRA : Aaron McAndrew (Ballot)

Delegate CBDJRL : John Maarbani (Ballot)

Dep. Delegate CBDJRL : Anthony Harb (Ballot)

Social Committee : Kim Archer, Aaron McAndrew, Josh Mabon (Ballot)

**All other positions were deferred until the Adjourned AGM on Wednesday 9th March 2016**