Otago Referees in NZ High Performance Squads
It is with great pride that in 2016 we see two of our Premier referees in Adam Morrison and Mitchell Will selected into the New Zealand High Performance Referee Squads.
Morrison gained promotion to the NZ Development Squad in 2016 after impressing in the Wider Training group last year. Coming off the back of the Otago Premier Final and the Jock Hobbs Memorial National U19 Final, Adam is well placed to once again make his mark, this year officiating in the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship.
Will has also entered the New Zealand system after an impressive season in the Otago Premier Competition, which culminated in a Premier Semi-Final. He has already attended his first NZ Wider Training group camp and is “extremely excited” about what is ahead.
Well done to both these referees on there achievements and we wish you all the best for your representative seasons ahead!
Also featuring are former Otago referees James Doleman and Ben O’Keeffe. Both of these referees forged their way up the ranks in a meteoric fashion whilst studying and working in Otago. Whilst they have since moved to the provinces of Auckland and Wellington respectively, we are extremely proud to have them as products of our association.
You can find the full list of High Performance Referees below:
Nick Briant (also Sevens), Mike Fraser, Glen Jackson
Ben O’Keeffe, Brendon Pickerill, Paul Williams
Jamie Nutbrown and Chris Pollock
Kane McBride, Brett Johnson, Angus Mabey, Mike Lash, Cameron Stone, Liam Scanlon, James Doleman, Shane McDermott
Television Match Officials
Ben Skeen, Glen Newman, Chris Wratt, Aaron Paterson, Shane McDermott
Development Squad Referees
Vincent Ringrose, Tim Griffiths, Michael Winter, Richard Gordon, Blair Barclay, Adam Morrison, Nick Webster
Jessica Beard, Richard Kelly, Nick Briant
Wider Training Group
Nick Hogan, Boris Jurlina, Richard Loten, Tipene Cottrell, Blair York, Mitchel Will, James Munro , Damien McPherson