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Richard Hessler
Born in United States. Richard is a grade RC referee. He lives in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County.
You may contact him at 419-350-9190 or Richardhessler1018@gmail.com.
Sir, may I ask you a question?
Updated on 12/11/2014 10:31:46 PM

Tell us a little about yourself: age, place of birth, current occupation.

—63 years old. Cleveland, OH.

What is you background as a rugby player?

—21 year BGSU University; Cleveland Old Blue; Cleveland Grey; Detroit Tradsmen.

Why did you decide to become a referee?

—1995 running a tournament; no referee’s for B games.

Did you have some kind of mentor?

— Ed Peabody my first real coach; Gerry FitzGerald; Terry Day.

Do you remember your first game as a referee? How did it go? Any funny or special memory?

What was the most memorable screw up?

— Awarding a try on a knock in galo to Freeport rugby club

Which is the one game you most remember of your career?

How well do players and coaches in Florida know the laws of the game?

—We our all evolving.

What is your opinion in general of the attitude of players towards the referees in Florida?

—Most want to enjoy; a few complain.

As a referee, have you made more friends or foes?


Does being able to watch a game on video help you improve your skills?

—Never been video.

What are the most rewardings aspects of being a referee? And the least?

—Being a referee you give back to the game of almost 40 years you enjoy.

If you have had the opportunity to ref a match oversees, how was that experience?

What would you tell a player to encourage him becoming a referee?

—Be passionate on doing it.

Any final thoughts or comments about being a rugby referee?

—We the few proudly service the rest.


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