Moves to avert shinty ref­er­ee­ing cri­sis

The Oban Times - - Sport -

CA­MANACHD As­so­ci­a­tion Di­rec­tor An­gus MacVicar has writ­ten di­rectly to clubs in a bid to avert a pos­si­ble ref­er­ee­ing cri­sis.

MacVicar high­lights a ‘ very dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tion that shinty is cur­rently fac­ing due to a short­age of suit­able match of­fi­cials’. He said: ‘In short, we are on the cusp of a very real cri­sis which may call for dras­tic mea­sures in the not-so- dis­tant future.

‘Some of you may think that shinty has al­ways had dif­fi­culty in re­cruit­ing suit­able in­di­vid­u­als for ref­er­ees and goal judges and there­fore noth­ing has changed. How­ever, the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion is dire in that the Ca­manachd As­so­ci­a­tion may have to con­sider can­celling games be­cause suit­able of­fi­cials are sim­ply not avail­able.’

The sit­u­a­tion is so se­ri­ous that un­less some­thing rad­i­cal hap­pens in the next few months, the as­so­ci­a­tion may be forced to al­lo­cate games on the ba­sis of the clubs that have nom­i­nated the cur­rently-avail­able match of­fi­cials.

Clubs, cur­rent match of­fi­cials and any­one as­so­ci­ated with the sport is urged to ac­tively ap­proach any suit­able in­di­vid­ual known to them who might be in­ter­ested in be­ing nom­i­nated as a shinty match ref­eree or goal judge.

The Ca­manachd As­so­ci­a­tion will of­fer ap­pro­pri­ate train­ing and de­vel­op­ment to as­sist those with the right at­tributes to be­come successful match of­fi­cials.

Any in­ter­ested par­ties can con­tact Op­er­a­tions Man­ager Astie Cameron or the Ca­manachd As­so­ci­a­tion of­fices on 01463 715 931.

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