The Kyorugi Referee Committee is a policy development committee that assists the Board by providing guidance and advice on policy and operations in relation to the Kyorugi Referee Program and how the Program can continue to evolve to be best practice through continuous improvement.

The committee has responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Administer and manage all referee training, qualifications and accreditations of Kyorugi Referees.
  • Maintain a register of Kyorugi Referee qualifications and accreditations.
  • Ensure that accredited Kyorugi Referees maintain their professional status through continuous education and officiating.
  • Develop and maintain national Australian standards for Kyorugi Referee training at all levels.
  • Facilitate selection of Kyorugi Referees for national level tournaments, national team selection tournaments and nominate Kyorugi Referees for international level tournaments.
  • Continually monitor updates of the WT competition rules and ensure these rules or those rules that are accepted as modified Australian competition rules are practiced and implemented.
  • Standardise competition rules and interpretations across Australia, ensure that each State follows and adopts as the national standard the rules and interpretations as provided by the WT and disseminate the interpretation of the rules to coaches.
  • Represent the interests of all Kyorugi Referees and provide advice on strategic issues, competition rules and interpretations or any other appropriate Kyorugi Referee matters.
  • Provide confidential support services for Kyorugi Referees in association with the Company and relevant committee.
  • Maintain portfolios which will be co-ordinated by a member of the Committee:
    • International liaison
    • Kyorugi Referee Education, Certification and Accreditation
    • Kyorugi Referee mentoring and retention
    • Women in Refereeing
    • Marketing and Sponsorship

Committee Charter

Sally Bound

Committee Secretary

Sally also has responsibility for Referee Accreditation and Certification

Diego Chiriff


Diego has responsibility for Marketing and Sponsorships

Jenny Crutchett

Referee Chair

Jenny also has responsibility for International Liaison

Rebecca Green


Rebecca has responsibility for Women in Refereeing

Wayne Mahoney


Wayne has responsibility for Referee Mentoring, Recruitment and Retention

Ali Rahimi


Nichola White


Nikky has responsibility for Referee Education