It is with regret I have accepted the resignation of Nicola Shackleton from her position as Head of the Officiating Commission.

Nicola has contributed greatly over her time in the role, including the development of the referee development programme and lifting the standards of FeNZ events.

She has achieved this whilst also being one of NZL’s leading international referees.

On Sunday, the FeNZ Board appointed Baz Clark to take over from Nicola with immediate effect.  It also agreed to re-open nominations for the commission members.

Nominations close on Friday 16 August and should be sent to .  If you have previously nominated and still wish to be considered, please email a reconfirmation.

Mark Rance