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THE VAAL REGION REFEREES TO FEATURE IN LOCAL PAPER.   

The Mooivaal media group in the Vaal Triangle are going to present profiles of the local Vaal referees in their weekly paper the Vaalweekblad in the New Year.

This is a first for the society, and will go far in promoting good referee relationship in the Vaal area. The sports editor of the paper, Mr Ettiene van Rensburg is all for promoting rugby referees in the area and believes if the public see that referees are normal persons,(My psychiatrist said I must say that.) it will benefit the local referee society and rugby inside the area.

 

Code of Conduct

It has been brought to our attention that we as a society have not fulfilled our standing duty of subscribing to the code of conduct for South Africa Referees. This we will alter and every member when registering for the new season will be required to sign this document .The code of conduct was installed by the S.A.Referees to ensure that we as referees did not in any way degraded and make derogatory remarks against our colleagues in public, it also is in place to stop canvassing to further one’s self at the expenses of other referees

 

Travelling News

OUR ENGLISH TOURISTS.

Our English Tourists after a sticky start to their tour have returned from their adventure into darkest England. By all accounts a good time was had by our two travels Derrick Horn and Flip Bronkhorst.

Places where visited, rugby was refereed, but the question is will England recover. Both survived the weather and the English beer, so well done lads, and I am sure you both enjoyed the experience. 

DUBAI SEVENS.

Sun and sand awaited our three referees Messer’s R Prinsloo, L Pretorius, J Botha. And sevens coach A Ross.

All the travellers made a good impression on the dignitaries of the home union and a very good account of themselves was recorded by all involved.

Lihan was privileged to be appointed to referee one of the main finals with Johre acting as an assisted referee on another final both where held on the main field in front of capacity crowds. Well done guys you did the society pride

 

Our Day at the Race

This year’s end of year function was held at Turffontein Race track during November month. The weather was indifferent, the company was excellent and the racing was great. The way everyone got into the racing mood was fantastic, with some winning and some losing a few rand, but on a general feeling a grand day was had by all.

Thanks to our President Mr Ross for organising such a novel and excellent day out. Congratulations to the recipients of our 2014 awards for services to the society.

This year’s recipient’s were:

Valke Referee of the Year - J Pretorius.

Valke Referees Referee of the Year- J Pretorius

Valke Super League Referee of the Year -R Vos

Valke 1st League Referee of the Year –J Botha

Valke 2nd League Referee of the Year - S Senekal.

Valke Newcomer of the Year - J Nieuwenhuis.

Valke Best Test Result of the Year - R Vos

Valke Fitness award for the Year - H Stander

Valke Coach of the Year -J Alberts

Valke Assessor of the Year -R Graham

Valke Presidents award -L Alberts & L Pretorius

Valke Loyalty award for the Year - F Naude.

Valke Vaal Region Referee of the Year -JP Nel

Special award for Craven week finals: - H Stander & J Botha 

On a sad general note there where persons that booked to attended, but failed to attend this function, sorry guys you lost out on a grand day.

 

Time to Visit the Vaal

As one season closes another opens. We are setting aside Saturday 31st January 2015 for our annual training/coaching day. This event will take place in the Vaal this year at the Vanderbiljpark (Vaal Vikings) Rugby Club. Full details on this event will be forwarded to you at a later date, but please mark it down in your diary.

The day will consist of the fitness test, lunch and an afternoon discussing the laws and any changes that require to be implemented.

Last time we had a training day in the Vaal we had 57 persons attending, let’s make it 70 plus attending this time. This will be a day that will assist you prepare for the new season and in the past, proven to be a day well spend so be there or be square. Please note this will also be a registration day.

 
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