The Shanagher Morrison Referee Fund was established in the name of two of USA Rugby’s most accomplished referees and long-time administrators, Denis Shanagher & Don Morrison.
This fund will allow an aspiring referee (rated C1, C2, C3, C4) over the age of 20 to experience an extended exchange to South Africa's Rugby Referee Academy in Stellenbosch, South Africa. For one month, the selected candidate will immerse in the referee academy; learning, living and refereeing full time. This can be a variable time in case adjustments need to be made.
While abroad, the recipient will have the opportunity to learn from and train with some of the best referees in the world. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
The Shanagher Morrison Referee Fund will cover all costs including travel, lodging, tuition, and living expenses and will also fund promotional activities after the recipient's return.
Applications must be received by January 30th, 2019.
Selections will be announced February 6th, 2019.
Read about last year's candidates here
If you would like to contribute to this fund or know of a possible donor who would, please donate here
With your generosity and the help of others, we can accomplish great things.