New Online Appointment System

Earlier this year Rugby Ontario decided to invest in a new online appointment system called Who’s the Referee (WTR). For a number of reasons, we have not been able to give it a go yet this season. However, things appear to finally be ready for a trial run!

Basically, I will log into the system and appoint a referee to the fixtures for that particular weekend. WTR will then automatically send an email out to the home side fixture secretary and the appointed referee where they can confirm the fixture. All of the information has already been inputed into the system, so it’s just a matter of clicking a check box to confirm the appointment on the part of the referee.

Within the confirmation message sent out by WTR will be all of the pertinent information for the match, including the time and location (with a google map!). Obviously, if there is any information that is incorrect, I would like to be notified in order for me to be able to make the appropriate changes.

Finally, the first couple of weeks will be a trial run. I believe there are a few kinks to work out. In the meantime, I will still be sending out the traditional mass-email version of the appointments to make sure everything continues to run smoothly.

Just so everyone is clear, everything to do with WTR is running through me. Also, this WILL eventually be the only way our appointments will work, it will simply take a bit of an adjustment, and I will provide the regular appointments until everything is working! If anyone has any questions, I am here to try and answer them! \

Nathan Abdelnour
Eastern Ontario Rugby Referees’ Society