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NCR Appoints Dave Haines as Referee Director

By National Collegiate Rugby, 07/08/21, 10:00AM EDT



July 8, 2021

Marlton, NJ - NCR is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Haines as its first Referee Director.

Dave has dedicated more than 30 years of his rugby life to refereeing and referee development. As a Referee Administrator, Coach, World Rugby Educator and Performance Reviewer (for the MLR, WPL, D1A Rugby, NIRA and ARP) in the US, he has helped the development of countless referees.

A former Midwest RRS Territorial Referee, Dave lives in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is past Chair of the Mid-South RRS. He is currently providing referee development support for the WPL, Midwest and Mid-South RRS as well as being a judicial officer for the South Central CRC and working with SMAC Youth Rugby in Knoxville.

College Rugby matches are the games that are important in the development of referees. I am honored to be asked to advise NCR on how they can best bring resources to the Local Referee Organizations to aid in this very important part of the game. - Dave Haines

NCR CEO Jeremy Treece says, "we are excited to add Dave Haines to our team. Dave's leadership, knowledge and experience will help NCR assist referees in their growth and development going forward to benefit the entire collegiate rugby community."


A little more information about Dave:



Two children


President – Brookwood Homes, LLC – Home builder of high end luxury homes.

Previously – VP operations for Building Products Companies


Past Roles

Chair – MidSouth Rugby Referee Society – 10 Years

Disciplinary Chair – MidSouth Union – 9 years

Judicial Officer – USARU Appeals Committee

Appellant Chair – Louisiana High School

MidWest Territorial Referee

World Rugby Educator – 12 years

Performance Reviewer – Major League Rugby

Performance Reviewer – Div 1A, NIRA and ARP competitions


Current Roles

Referee Development Officer - MidSouth Referees

Performance Reviewer – MidWest Rugby Referee Society

Performance Reviewer/Coach – Women’s Premier League

Territorial Coach – MidWest Rugby Referee Society

Judicial Officer – South Central Rugby Conference

Referee Manager – Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference

Director – SMAC Youth Rugby

Operations Manager – Golden Oldies Rugby

President – International Golden Oldies Rugby Referee Association

Partner – Grand Masters of Sports – Senior Sports

Dave Haines and the referee staff at the 2021 CRC

Dave Haines and the referee staff at the 2021 CRC