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Ken Handley (11/1/2018)
Cisco Lopez (8/21/2017)
Richard Marroquin (12/1/2015)
Roy Monk (9/15/2015)
Keith Pereira (12/23/2014)
Richard Hessler (12/11/2014)
Lex Weiner (10/6/2014)
Ross Devonport (8/13/2013)
Gerry FitzGerald (8/11/2013)
Mark Ferguson (2/22/2013)
Jason Nimark (12/18/2012)
Harold Hickey (12/7/2012)
Yusef Johnson (12/3/2012)
Chris Roehm (9/8/2012)
John Fiore (9/6/2012)
Craig Kartiganer (9/5/2012)
David Metcalfe (9/3/2012)
David Hedges (9/3/2012)
Michael Kennedy (9/2/2012)
Jeremy Brown (9/2/2012)
Brian Richardson (8/30/2012)
Rocco Kryns (8/29/2012)
Mark Hawkins (8/27/2012)
Haylee Slaughter (8/27/2012)

Game day Procedures

This information taken from the FRU website.

All matches

This is protocol for all matches. Specific protocols for friendly/league games are listed below.

Assignments will be posted no later than the Monday prior to the upcoming match at

The referee then needs to be confirmed with KO and match location no later than the Wednesday prior to the match.

If you do not confirm your referee by Wednesday they will be re-assigned and you WILL NOT get a referee for your match. If you confirm then cancel after the Wednesday deadline (Thursday onward) then you will be charged the referee match fee. If this is due to a last minute cancellation by a visiting FRU club the home club can petition FRU to bill the visiting club the match fee.

Referee Contact List

The referee’s match fee is paid by the home club at the venue on the day in accordance with the fee schedule listed below ($80 per match, abbreviated matches ie. B games will be paid at a rate of $1.00 per minute not to exceed normal match fee of $80). Ref fees are paid prior to kickoff. Travel fees are paid (0.25/mile) for friendly matches but not for league games.

Any changes to matches, league or friendly, need to be confirmed with Ross Devonport, and if a league game, also confirmed with the VP of competitions for that division. Normal KO is at 2PM. If a different KO is required, this needs to be approved by the FRRA.

Friendly Matches

Referees are to be requested via the Referee Asignateur Ross Devonport,

If you are concerned about paying travel fees for friendlies and have a local certified ref, you can contact Ross and let him know you have confirmed a local, certified referee, and he can either approve or deny the assignment. You will need to provide the referees name and contact 7 days before the end of the calendar month for the next month’s schedule (the month of your match ie if match is in October you need to let him know by 9/23). This assures that assigned referees are current with their certification and that there is liability coverage for the match with use of a certified ref. You cannot use non-certified referees like coaches or alums to ref your matches as there is an increase in liability as well as a likely decrease in match quality due to using someone that is not current or trained. Playing a match with a non-certified referee may result in fines and club suspension.

The club requesting the referee is responsible for the payment of the match fee and travel expenses if requested by the referee, at the venue on the day of the match. Travel fees are paid (0.25/mile) for friendly matches but not for league games.

League Matches

Schedules are sent by the competitions chair to the FRRA on behalf of all clubs.

The referee’s travel expenses and the assistant referee’s travel expenses (if assigned) are reimbursed by the FRRA for League games but not for friendly games. When certified assistant referees are assigned or requested, the home club is responsible for the match fee to each individual AR.

Any changes to matches, league or friendly, need to be confirmed with the FRRA VP, Gerry Fitzgerald, and if a league game, also confirmed with the VP of competitions for that division.

Match Fee Pay Scale per game

All Referees $80 (paid by Home Team). AR’s $30 (paid by Home Team). Referee Coach/Assessor $20 (paid by FRRA).


Your Florida Referees
98 referees listed.
Listed in Alfabetical Order
Name Grade Phone Email Record
Alvo, Ruben C3 9546469882 View
Bates, Preston No info View
Brown , Jeremy C1 786 452 4499 View
Calmettes, Fabrice C3 754-215-3055 View
Cardozo, Luis C4 View
Ciampa, Thomas C3 View
Crevenat, Vincent C4 View
Crumley, Gary No info View
Davis , Luke C4 View
Devonport, John RC 561 870 6836 View
Devonport, Ross C1 561 703 5176 View
Dobson, Allan C2 772 913 4540 View
Duff-Gray, Duncan C4 561-212-1905 View
Duff-Gray, Dylan C4 561-400-4367 View
Duval, Scott C2 239-404-8082 View
Dzerefos, Algy C3 954-706-8477 View
Elliott, Michael C4 View
Esteve, Javier C4 View
Esteve, Xavier C4 View
Falzoi , Ryan C4 View
Field, Palemia C2 View
Fiore, John C3 617-828-9969 View
FitzGerald, Gerry RC 754 245 0215 View
Freeman, John C3 904 377 9119 View
Gardner, Martin RC 954 292 2774 View
Haas, Terry TP 609 519 4183 View
Habib, Mark C4 View
Handley, Ken C1 407 280 6601 View
Hardcastle, Chris C1 321 222 8131 View
Harrison, Kahlil C1 954 253 1345 View
Hawkins, Mark C1 727-481-5116 View
Hayden, Matthew C4 View
Heath, Jennifer C1 703 822 3683 View
Hemming, Will No info View
Hessler, Richard RC 419-350-9190 View
Hickey, Harold C3 305 661 8000 View
Hols, Marissa C3 515-422-0171 View
Jarvis, Robert C4 View
Johnson, Yusef C1 832 264 6754 View
Johnson, Randall No info View
Kaiser, Bill C3 917 821 1271 View
Kartiganer, Craig C1 954 309 4191 View
Kempton, Ric RC 410.349.6340 View
Kryns, Rocco C1 754 224 1168 View
Leach, Rob C1 904 397 3522 View
Lopez, Francisco C2 305 984 9721 View
Lopez, Cisco B 305 803 1291 View
Lopez, Alfredo C2 615-631-5598 View
Lowe, Cullen C2 949-533-5796 View
Lucas, Luis C3 305-766-1147 View
Marchetto, Tulio No info View
Marroquin, Richard C3 321 507 6878 View
Martinovic, Kye C4 561-303-7421 View
Martinovic , Mark C4 561-303-7653 View
Matla, Liam C4 View
McAuley, Kiel C3 561-317-0805 View
McAuley, Katherine C3 954-650-7322 View
McCourt , Ciaran C4 954-682-5053 View
Meehan, David C3 786-540-0443 View
Moncho, Lluis C3 View
Monk, Roy WRE 239 285 6299 View
Murtaugh, Kevin C4 727-346-8086 View
Nation, Gary C1 610 529 7788 View
Neira, Joaquin C4 786-631-0142 View
Nevin, Kiwi No info 321-698-6355 View
Nimark, Jason C2 702 277 9034 View
O'Donnell, Pat C2 239 253 5521 View
Orfila, Juan C4 View
Page, Simon ERC 941 330 7674 View
Parada, Pablo C4 View
Patterson, Jaxson C4 View
Patterson, Mark C4 561-699-5941 View
Pereira, Keith C1 321 514 9440 View
Pippin, Brian C3 931-260-3350 View
Pretorius, Jurgens No info 561779 5690 View
Richardson, Brian C3 386 314 6302 View
Rivera, Isaac C4 View
Roehm, Chris C1 954-610-2799 View
Rogers, Anthony C3 904-657-6797 View
Rossi, Juan Martin No info 305-298-4206 View
Rozowsky, Jared No info 508-864-5451 View
Ruizcalderon, Daniel No info View
Saayman, Franco C3 954 825 1271 View
Saybe, Luis C3 407 952 6569 View
Schirmer, Eric No info View
Schwartz , Joshua C4 View
Selden, John LAU 386 290 6368 View
Sharland, Alex C1 View
Silver , Carlos C3 727-452-4652 View
Sims , Scott C4 View
Slaughter, Haylee USANP 352-461-7846 View
Soileau, Bruce C2 386 682 0913 View
Tell, Dave RC 305 753 8035 View
Vargo, Ron C4 View
Velazquez, Carlos C4 View
Wantlin, Alexandra C4 View
Wantlin, Nicole C4 View
Winn-Knight, Andrew C4 View


C1 = Local Area Union Level 1 (Highest)
C2 = Local Area Union Level 2
C3 = Local Area Union Level 3
C4 = Local Area Union Level 4
DP -  USA Rugby Director Grade, it means they can still do National Appointments BUT not very often any more.
TP - Territorial Panel = SRRA (South Rugby Referees Association Panel)
DR - Means they are not reffing much anymore BUT still have a grade as members of FRRA
WRE - World Rugby Educator
NA - National Assessor
LAU - Local Area Union (Florida)
FRRA-A - FRRA Assessor
RC - Referee Coach
ERC - Elite Referee Coach
TA - Territorial Assesor
USATFE - USA Rugby Territorial Referee Evaluator
USATPR - USA Rugby Territorial Referee Performance Reviewer.
B - USA Rugby Territorial Panel
LAUPR - Local Area Union Referee Performance Reviewer
USANPR - USA Rugby National Referee Performance Reviewer


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