Manchester Referee Allen Judge awarded Student Referee of the Year 2018 – 2019
England Rugby, Universities, SRFU University Rugby Awards, Student Referee of the Year 2018-2019
The Society President Alan Farmer, the Executive Committee and The Society is delighted to offer congratulations to Allen on getting the Award.
The SRFU is the body that works with universities, providing grants, working with BUCS, organising the England Students (best players from different unis to play against a team against France home and away) and so on. Allen was nominated by Lucy Simper (University of Manchester Rugby Development Intern) for his contribution to the URUC (intramural league) as well as the refereeing He had done with society and for the Sharks Academy.
The awards ceremony was held on Saturday 25th May At Twickenham Stadium during the London 7s (recipients were given free tickets to go to the event afterwards). Lucy wasn’t there but the Head of Sport at the University of Manchester (Vicky) was there. There were a few other categories as well (eg Student Coach of the Year, University Staff/Volunteer of the Year and so on).
Allen really enjoyed the ceremony and the 7s (even though he’s still got an exam left!!) and said “Thanks a million. Honestly can’t thank everyone in society enough for helping me throughout the season, couldn’t have gone this far without you lot! I’ve had a fantastic and thoroughly enjoyable year!”