Vancouver-based rugby official Sherry Trumbull has been appointed as Referee for two 2013 Women's Six Nations championship games, it was announced earlier this week by the IRB. Trumbull will referee the February 3rd Wales vs Ireland fixture as well as the February 10th Scotland fixture between Scotland and Italy. The announcement comes just a month after Trumbull officiated the England vs New Zealand Black Ferns Test match at Twickenham in early December.
Trumbull has been a member of Rugby Canadaís National Panel of Referees since 2010 but has also been a member of the IRB Female Referee Panel since its inception in 2010. In late 2012, the IRB appointed Trumbull as one of six members of the IRB High Performance Referee Panel as well as one of nine appointed to the IRB Rugby Sevens Female Referee Panel.
Trumbull was appointed to referee at the 2010 IRB Womenís World Cup and has also received similar appointments to Six Nations games in Scotland and France, Womenís European Trophy games in Spain, FIRA European Championships in France and Nations Cup internationals in Toronto.
In 2011, Trumbull was invited to attend the IRBís Referee Talent Identification Program conducted annually at Stellenbosch University in South Africa; an international High Performance development workshop that had previously been exclusive to male coaches and male referees from around the world.
Want to follow in Trumbull's footsteps and learn how to be a referee? Register today for the January 19th BC Rugby Level One Officiating Clinic in Vancouver...
Level 1 Officiating Course VANCOUVER
VANCOUVER - The BC Rugby Referee's Society will be running a Level One Introduction to Officiating Course in conjunction with the 2013 BC Rugby Coaching Clinic and Professional Development Course on January 19th. The officiating course will include touch judging and assistant refereeing material.
Level One Officiating Course
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2013
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: St. George's School (4175 West 29th Ave, Vancouver, BC)
Registration Deadline: January 15, 2013
Registration Contact: Louise Wheeler ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Fee: $70 + HST ($78.40 payable to BC Rugby Union)
Lead Instructor: Dave Pue
Note: The registration fee includes course manuals, Law Books, and a Rugby Canada registration fee.
Course participants are asked to dress appropriately for outdoor conditions and are required to bring their own whistles.
The course is open to anyone able to attend, not just teachers participating in the Pro-D day.
Prerequisites for those looking to take the course include an IRB Law Test (www.irblaws.com/EN/) and a Rugby Ready Test (www.irbrugbyready.com/). Course participants are required to bring both completion certificates to the October 6th session, or email copies to Dave Pue (email@example.com)