Bouting ref history

March 30
Newcastle Roller Girls v Hell Fire Harlots
Head Ref: Sven My position: OPR
At: Newcastle

March 23
Big Bucks High Rollers v Bristol Harbour Harlots
Head Ref: Dr Warlock My position: OPR
At: High Wycombe

March 23
Southern Discomfort v Tyne and Fear (merby)
Head Ref: Dr Warlock My position: OPR
At: High Wycombe

March 3
Crash Test Brummies v Expendables (merby)
Head Ref: Fu Man Drew My position: OPR
At: Dudley

December 15
Tyne and Fear v Lincolnshire Rolling Thunder (merby)
Head Ref: Boris Snarloff My position: OPR
At: Newcastle (Gateshead, Gateshead Stadium)

November 10
Mixed merby team v Tyne and Fear (merby)
Head Ref: Cherry Fury My position: OPR
At: Nottingham

October 20
Whippin Hinnies v SSRG Crucibelles
Head Ref: Sven My position: OPR
At: Newcastle (Cramlington, Concordia)

October 20
Tyne and Fear v The Inhuman League
Head Ref: Sven My position: OPR
At: Newcastle (Cramlington, Concordia)

Last night Travis gave me some feedback at

Aside

Last night Travis gave me some feedback at the CTB practice. I need a ref voice. I am aware of that. I think the mouth guard stops me from being clear – but if I got hit in the face I’d never forgive myself for not wearing one.

TOUGH DECISIONS.

In other news – Cherry invited me to go stay at hers so I could ref the SDRD and the LRG.

Feel the love

Just got an email saying:

Never got the chance to tell you on sat, thought you did some amazing calls on saturday, stuff I was convinced hadnt been spotted! And i never notice refs unless they’re doing things i don’t agree with normally, good job! xx

Good ey? Since I had to chase down every single person because they couldn’t hear me, it’s nice to know people saw the penalties too. Makes a nice change from having people should COME ON REF (FYI, this makes me think you’re a pillock, it does not make me more sensitive to your cause).

Reffing on home ground

I was really looking forward to my trip home, reffing my old team and seeing how they run a bout without me there (I’m allowed a big head – I used to plan all the bouts and I’m a bloody control freak).

Timed with a full week off work, I travelled home with Jan and Tone, chilled at theirs, got a tattoo, hair cut, chiro, root canal, drunk and skated. It was bloody brilliant.

And also – without a shadow of a doubt – this was the best reffing I have ever done.

Bar one single call (high block, I was ready to call it but took a moment to whince and in that time Stiff called it) I called everything I saw with 100% conviction. I felt confident, happy and certain that I was making the correct calls. After ten months, that’s the first time I’ve felt that way and it felt GOOD.

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