Last Saturday night (October 24), the Rockhampton Rugby League Referees Association held its annual awards dinner which also incorporated a referee’s reunion.
The night attracted approximately 100 people with some old stories told during the night.
The night was also highlighted by the return of former Rockhampton junior referee and current NRL squad member Belinda Sleeman.
Belinda spoke about her journey through the ranks and the opportunities she received through hard work, dedication and relocation to gain her dream of participating in the top level of refereeing in the NRL system.
Awards Winners on the night are listed below – congratulations to all who were honoured on the night.
Rookie of the Year: Tristan Darr
Most Improved Junior Referee: Liam Quinn
Junior Touch Judge: Jordon Mole
Junior Referee of the Year: Griffin Bellette
Most Improved Senior Referee: Shannon Bellette
Senior Touch Judge: Luke Fletcher
Senior Referee of the Year: Aaron Geddes
Member of the Year: Toby McCall
Clubman of the Year: Shannon Bellette
The Rockhampton Rugby League Referees Association would like to thank their sponsors Georgia Pacific Pty Ltd, SMW Group and Grange Contracting Pty Ltd.