THE performances of the numerous Group Seven referees during the 2020 South Coast rugby league season have been recognised at a recent presentation.
Held at the Kiama Leagues on Tuesday, November 24, the night's marquee prize, the Chris Treneman Referees' Referee Award as voted by the senior referees, went to Ryan Micallef and Bailey Warren (both 16 points) - marking the first time there have ever been joint winners.
Micallef also took home the Bill Radford Most Improved Senior Referee Award, while Greg Pfieffer was named the Group Seven Referees' Association Association Member of the Year.
Other senior awards went to William Drury (Nick Best First Grade Grand Final Referee), Mitchell Bonnie (G7RA Touch Judge of the Year) and reserve grade team of Bailey Warren, Michael Booth, Wayne Cooke, Corey McConville and Rhianna Boag (Senior Grand Final Team of the Day).
Boag also took out one of the two junior awards on the evening, winning the Alan Rodger Junior Referee of the Year Award, while Jack Skippen and William Daly shared the Vince Hardman Junior Rising Star Award.
Following the awards ceremony, the G7RA held their annual general meeting and the following people were elected Paul Lees (president), Greg Pfeiffer (director of administration), Jarrad Borg (director of finance), Greg Nolan (director of junior development) and Nick McInerney (director of member services).