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Governing Committee

  • Chairman: Paul Harris (N Z) +64 27 273 1029
    Secretary: Hugh McCarroll (N Z) + 64 27 2606475,

    Honorary Life Member:

    John Fagan, MBE


    Australia; Peter Artridge, Ralph Blue, Grant Borchardt, David Brooker, Mike Henderson, Dave Grant, Mark Buscumb
    New Zealand; Bart Hadfield, Paul Harris, Robert McLaren, Neil Fagan, Ronnie King, Alistair Emslie
    South Africa; Eddie Archer, Quinton Rogers, Piet Nel
    United Kingdom; Martyn David, John Fraser, Andy Rankin, Mark Fox

    Trainee Referees:

    New Zealand; Donald Johnstone, Todd Oliver
    Australia; Cartwright Terry, Steve Potaka-Osborne
    South Africa;
    United Kingdom;

Selection of Referees

Country Committees nominate qualified shearing judges to become WSSRS trainee referees for approval at the AGM of their respective shearing sports National Committees. Shearing Sports New Zealand, Australia Sports Shear, South Africa Sheep Shearing Federation, British Isles Shearing Competition Association. In New Zealand a twelve or three x four year term of refereeing is preceded by a probationary period, with selected referees attending and observing at least three record attempts.

A term is taken from trainee referee's first refereeing assignment. Committees may re-elect referees after term is up if so desired.