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Governing Committee

  • Chairman: Paul Harris (N Z) +64 27 273 1029
    Secretary: Hugh McCarroll (N Z) + 64 27 2606475, info@shearingrecords.co.nz

    Honorary Life Member:

    John Fagan, MBE

    Referees:

    Australia; Peter Artridge, Mark Baldwin, Ralph Blue, Grant Borchardt, David Brooker, Mike Henderson, Hilton Barrett
    New Zealand; Ian Buchanan, Bart Hadfield, Paul Harris, Robert McLaren
    South Africa; Eddie Archer, Hendrik Botha, Quinton Rogers
    United Kingdom; Martyn David, Arwyn Jones

    Trainee Referees:

    New Zealand; Neil Fagan, Ronnie King, Ewen Mathieson
    Australia; Trevor Bacon, Dave Grant, Glen Haynes
    South Africa; Piet Nel

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.