February 22, 2018
Michael Jones

Michael Jones

Service Details for Arthur - Cremation Monday 22/01/2018 at 1pm Woronora Crematorium South

Dear All,

It is with sadness that I advise you of the passing of Arthur Cole yesterday, 14 January 2018 whose NSWRLRA Graded number was #548.
 
Arthur was Graded from 1962 and officiated at NSW level for 10 years retiring in 1972.
 
Additionally Arthur was a Life Member of the St George Rugby League Referees Association.
 
A career highlight was in 1966 when Arthur officiated in the representative fixture City v Country Seconds.
 
Our sincere condolences to Arthur’s family and all that knew him.
 
His son Marty Cole ran in Junior Reps beginning in 1994.
 
Funeral details will be passed on when they are known.
 
Kind regards,
 
Michael Jones
Executive Officer

Bathurst - January 2018

January 13, 2018

This coming Friday 19 January sees the NSW Referees Association High Performance Graded Squad heading to Charles Sturt University at Bathurst over three days.

A positive step forward for the development for our referees of the future. It is an unprecedented investment made by The Association.

A brief dot-point summary of what will be taking place however not limited to -

  • A strong emphasis on leadership and team work over the three days
  • Training sessions
  • Skills sessions
  • Recovery sessions
  • Theory components
  • Nutrition
  • Expectations for match officials for season 2018 and beyond
  • Preparation for next steps
  • Recognition of the significance of the grass roots of our game

Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It's about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your craft, and you have to inspire team-mates always. Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It's about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others' success, and then standing back and letting them shine.

The Association wishes you every success for the camp and encourages you to give 110% in what you will be involved with to maximise personal and team benefits.

Enjoy the experience.

NSWRLRA

 

Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It's about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.
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Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It's about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/robin_s_sharma_628747?src=t_leadership
Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It's about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/leadership

 

Just a reminder before season 2018 begins...

The PDF files you will find on the 'ATTACHMENTS' download tabs below contain easy steps on how to self install a Web ICON on IOS & ANDROID

Once you have it installed you will be one touch away from the appointments on your Smartphone.

It's a simple neat trick to use a short cut to any web page you chose to want to get to fast.

Cheers

Kevin Roberts - who was buried today after dying last week - was a great rugby league referee, but he was also much more.

Roberts was a tough police detective seargent back in the 1980s when colourful criminals kept the cops on their toes.

So when Roberts knocked on the door of my North Bondi home back in the mid ‘80s in his police uniform, my blood level rose just a tad - thinking of the story I’d written a few days later saying how he missed a “blatant forward pass” in a crucial game.

But it immediately dropped back to normal when he gave me that characteristic smile of his and said ‘G’day Tony - I didn’t know you lived here.’

He went on to explain to me how there had been a murder four doors down the street that morning - a poor woman had been battered to death.

I didn’t know her - other than to nod and say hello when we passed each other in the street.

The husband, as is often the case, was the prime suspect - but swore to police upon questioning that he had been at work that morning.

Kevin asked me “Did you happen to see him?”

It was a mid-week morning and most people were at work - but as a journalist who worked at the footy on weekends, I happened to be at home.

I replied “I was jogging around 9am and did see him - leaving the house and jumping into his car - and thought nothing of it.”

But as a young journo finding his feet in the rugby league world, I didn’t want to get involved in what was certain to be a messy murder case and trial.

“Mate, if you tell me you saw him, that’s good enough for me,” Roberts said.

“I will keep that between us until my dying day - unless he doesn’t confess and I need you in court.

“Is that a deal?”

I agreed - and about 48 hours later Roberts rang me at my office at the Daily Mirror.

“Mate, we got him,” Roberts said with glee.

“He swore black and blue that he was at work doing his rounds - then when I told him someone spotted him leaving the home around 9am, he fell apart and confessed.

“He’ll be going away for a long time.”

Kevin Roberts kept his word, but now he’s left this world and the incident was a lifetime ago, I don’t think he’ll mind me spilling the beans.

Roberts was a fallback to a different era - a tough cop and a tough referee not afraid to make the hard calls.

In those days, journalists could knock on the door of the referees room after games and talk about controversial decisions.

If that happened these days, refs boss Tony Archer would probably stroke out.

Roberts and I became good mates and in later life, I had the fortune to be refereed by him in the competitive Queens Park touch football competition.

My team contained former Roosters Test forward David Trewhella and ex first grader Steve Deacon and Roberts was always hard on us - but fair.

He ruled with an iron fist and a smile on his face - and is a great man who will be missed.

Farewell Dear Kevin...

January 10, 2018

Farewelling and honouring one of the giants to rugby league. Kevin Roberts was a player, an outstanding referee, a coach and a mentor to the young. A kind, much loved and respected man who was also a husband and father.

Kevin ‘Bilko’ Roberts began refereeing in the Eastern Suburbs District and later became a member of the South Sydney Rugby League Referees Association.

After being graded in 1972, Kevin made his first grade debut in 1975 in a match between Balmain and St George at Leichhardt Oval. His NSWRLRA number is 631. 

Over the next 14 seasons Kevin ran in 273 NSW Rugby League First Grade matches, including the Grand Finals in 1983, 84 and 85.

On the representative scene, Kevin refereed 6 State of Origins, 6 tests (including the 1985 World Cup), 4 City vs Country games and a NSW vs Great Britain Lions match.

Between 1960 and 1965 he played first grade rugby league for the South Sydney Rabbitohs. He was also involved as a player and referee with the NSW Police Rugby League Competition.

He was awarded Life Membership of the NSW Referees Association in 1992, the George and Amy Hanson Award in 2000 and the Eric Cox Medal in 2012. 

Kevin was also a Life Member of the Eastern Suburbs Referees Association, the South Sydney Referees Association and of the New South Wales Rugby League.

A long-serving member of the NSW Police Force Kevin was also awarded the Police Service Medal during his career of more than 40 years, and the Australian Sports Medal in 2000.

Kevin was a long serving coach and mentor who had a positive impact on so many referees’ careers.

Our deepest sympathy to Kevin’s family.

Rest in peace our dear Kevin.

For dearest Annette and family xx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWoPLmL2Q7Q

 

Dear Members, all Affiliates, colleagues and friends of Kevin,

The details for the service of our late Life Member Kevin Roberts are now available.

His service will be held at the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Center at 10.30am on Wednesday 10 January, 2018.

The address is 49 Military Road in Matraville.

Please see the link to the website for driving directions.

https://esmc.net.au/

Our kindest regards at a very sad time for the refereeing family and community.

Michael Jones

Executive Officer

NSWRLRA

Dear Members, all Affiliates, colleagues and friends of Kevin,

The details for the service of our late Life Member Kevin Roberts are now available.

His service will be held at the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Center at 10.30am on Wednesday 10 January, 2018.

The address is 49 Military Road in Matraville.

Please see the link to the website for driving directions.

https://esmc.net.au/

The image is of Kevin and Paul at an NSWRLRA function at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 2007.

Our kindest regards at a very sad time for the refereeing family and community.

Michael Jones

Executive Officer

 

Dear All,

INTOUCH TUESDAY is rather sad this week.

Such sad news re the passing of Kevin Roberts. Kevin was an amazing man who will be remembered as one of the best.

Here is the link... https://www.facebook.com/NSWRugbyLeagueReferees/photos/a.1220304314664088.1073741827.1220298407998012/1944525782241934/?type=3&theater

In other quick news -


* The foundation concrete slab has been laid for the NSWRL Centre of Excellence with construction to commence soon

* The Bathurst camp is scheduled for the 19th, 20th and 21st - both Paul and Matt plan to be there

It's been a quiet week yet on Tuesday let us never forget Kevin Roberts and all he stood for, achieved and his integrity.

A sad time for us all...

God bless Kevin and his family.

Michael

 

 

 

Dear Members and the entire Rugby League Refereeing Family,

It is with great sadness that we advise you that Life Member Kevin Roberts passed away at 5.30pm this afternoon - Tuesday, 2 January 2018.

Kevin ‘Bilko’ Roberts began refereeing in the Eastern Suburbs District and later became a member of the South Sydney Rugby League Referees Association.

After being graded in 1972, Kevin made his first grade debut in 1975 in a match between Balmain and St George at Leichhardt Oval. His NSWRLRA number is 631. 

Over the next 14 seasons Kevin ran in 273 NSW Rugby League First Grade matches, including the Grand Finals in 1983, 84 and 85.

On the representative scene, Kevin refereed 6 State of Origins, 6 tests (including the 1985 World Cup), 4 City vs Country games and a NSW vs Great Britain Lions match.

Between 1960 and 1965 he played first grade rugby league for the South Sydney Rabbitohs. He was also involved as a player and referee with the NSW Police Rugby League Competition.

He was awarded Life Membership of the NSW Referees Association in 1992, the George and Amy Hanson Award in 2000 and the Eric Cox Medal in 2012. 

Kevin was also a Life Member of the Eastern Suburbs Referees Association, the South Sydney Referees Association and of the New South Wales Rugby League.

A long-serving member of the NSW Police Force Kevin was also awarded the Police Service Medal during his career of more than 40 years, and the Australian Sports Medal in 2000.

Kevin was a long serving coach and mentor who had a positive impact on so many referees’ careers.

Our deepest sympathy to Kevin’s family.

Details of Kevin’s funeral will be advised.
 
 

headspace

January 01, 2018

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.  

Information and services for young people, their families and friends as well as health professionals can be accessed through this website, headspace centres, online counselling service eheadspace, the Digital Work and Study Service and postvention suicide support program headspace School Support. 

headspace Clinical Reference Group oversee and approve clinical resources made available on this website.

Did you know?

One in four young people have experienced a mental health issue in the past 12 months – a higher prevalence than all other age groups. Alarmingly, suicide is the leading cause of death of young people, accounting for one third of all deaths.

Research shows that 75 per cent of mental health issues emerge before the age of 25. By treating these issues early and providing a holistic model of support, the risk of them developing into more serious problems is greatly decreased.

eheadspace

eheadspace is an online and telephone service that supports young people and their families going through a tough time.

If you don't have a headspace centre nearby or you don't feel ready to visit a centre, eheadspace provides confidential support seven days a week between 9:00am and 1:00am.

To access eheadspace for the first time, you’ll need to register on their website or over the phone. To register, you will need to provide some information like your email address, postcode and age. 

Sessions generally go for 30 - 60 minutes, and if you’re receiving support from a headspace centre or another service they may ask your permission to speak with your health worker to ensure eheadspace is providing the best support. But like headspace centres, everything is completely confidential unless they're seriously worried about your safety or the safety of someone else. When that happens, they must - by law - try to keep everyone safe and this means they might have to share their concerns with someone else.

eheadspace also holds monthly online information sessions where you can join group chats to talk on different things like sleep issues, self harm, helping out a friend and more. 

Register and chat now at eheadspace, or call 1800 650 890. 

As of March 2016, 55,390 young people accessed eheadspace, resulting in 185,459 sessions serviced by eheadspace mental health professionals

Confidentiality

When you talk to headspace, what you say is kept confidential. This means nothing you say can be passed on to anyone else without your permission. However, there are a couple of exceptions. If headspace is seriously worried about your safety or the safety of someone else they must - by law - try to keep everyone safe. This means they might have to share their concerns with someone else. For more information read our privacy policy or feel free to chat to headspace

headspace.org.au

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